Cellular technologies are vital to smart metering and we provide access to our cellular standard essential patents through our bilateral licensing program.
Smart metering empowers consumers to make informed decisions about resource usage and facilitates efficient distribution networks for utility providers.
Benefits of having a cellular connection
Cellular networks are widely used for connecting meters, in particular 4G. Other 3GPP technologies with high implementation are LTE-M/NB-IoT.
- A cellular connection enables real-time monitoring and the possibility to acquire meter readings remotely.
- Sometimes it also serves as a backup or safe alternative to other connectivity options.