The partnership expands network options, simplifies integration of grid edge devices, and accelerates digital transformation for utilities
Landis+Gyr (Swiss: LAND.SW), a leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions for the utility sector, and Vodafone Business, a leader in IoT with over 100m connections worldwide, today announced a strategic global agreement.
Using Vodafone Business’ IoT services, Landis+Gyr utility customers can benefit from Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream® Connect solution providing reliable and secure service accessing multiple carrier networks without the hassle of needing to manage multiple subscription contracts. The global nature of the agreement ensures seamless access to more than 400 networks in 180 countries using a single subscriber identity profile.
Building on IoT zero-touch capability, Landis+Gyr utility customers will benefit from improved deployment speed and management of cellular smart grid devices. In addition, the partnership delivers unprecedented low-power wide-area (LPWA) technology capabilities today, with the ability to seamlessly transition to 5G networks where and when these networks are available. Combined with a long-term services contract, the solution provides unprecedented coverage to ensure longevity matching the lifecycle of utility assets.
Werner Lieberherr, Landis+Gyr’s Chief Executive Officersaid: “The partnership between Landis+Gyr and Vodafone Business, a global leader in IoT communication solutions, will allow us to further elevate our offerings to meet the unique needs of our customers today and in the future. Together, we will be able to deliver longevity and quality of service to match utility asset lifecycles, creating the base for interactive smart grids with increasing intelligence embedded at the grid edge. This will enable our customers, energy consumers and entire communities to manage energy in a more informed way, making a positive impact on the environment.”
Vinod Kumar, CEO of Vodafone Business, said: “IoT is key to the digitalization of the utilities sector. Connecting assets will help manage energy better and support the safe integration of renewable energy sources into power grids, helping to reduce carbon footprints. We believe advances in cellular networking technology will enable more and more companies to be not only more resilient and future-ready, but also more sustainable.”
Landis+Gyr cellular solutions are designed to complement existing AMI networks or be deployed as primary networks to connect advanced meters, sensors and IoT devices. With its managed services model, Landis+Gyr provides a turnkey solution with the flexibility and IoT capabilities to support energy management and consumer engagement.