Spanish telecommunication giant Telefonica is planning a roadshow to convince electricity companies that its smart meter offering being used in the UK national rollout is the right choice for Spain’s mandated meter replacements, reports Telecompaper.com
In 2013 Telefonica was selected as the preferred communications service provider for two out of three lots in the UK’s smart meter tender.
The two contracts to deliver communications services for the central and southern regions have a combined value of around GB£1.5 billion over 15 years.
Under the deals Telefonica will provide the communications infrastructure to connect smart meters in the affected regions using its existing cellular network and complimented with mesh technology to provide connections in hard to reach areas.
The Spanish government’s reform of the electricity sector will require the replacement of up to 18 million mechanical meters with smart meters.
The company is looking to deploy a similar system in Spain. However, the government is still consulting with electric companies and has yet to reveal the final details of the migration to smart meters.
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