KPN, Oxxio, IBM in wireless energy deal

KPN, Oxxio, and IBM said they will work together to provide wireless energy meters that can be read remotely. In a news release Monday, the three companies said that all of
Oxxio’s 570,000 energy customers will be fitted with a digital meter at
home which will automatically transmit information about gas and
electricity consumption to a central computer. KPN will be providing network connections, while IBM will be providing the information technology infrastructure, they said. The datacommunications contract between KPN and IBM will be for two years, with an option to extend for another five years.

When this deal hit my desk months back it was obvious it was something interesting. It’s good to see deals like this make the news. [via]


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