- A new report commissioned by Telefónica Digital determines that cellular, supplemented with small-scale RF mesh networking, is the best option for connecting smart meters
- The global and open nature of cellular smart meter systems creates opportunities to build connected, innovative home services on top of the platform
Cellular technologies, and not closed-off proprietary solutions, are the best solution for connecting smart meter systems across the world according to a new report from the Centre for Communication Systems Research at the University of Surrey.
The report shows that a combination of cellular and mesh represents the ideal communications technology for smart meter deployments. Cellular is a proven, open, standards-based technology that is ready to support the needs of smart meters without requiring additional infrastructure.