Smart Cities Utilities

Utilities are changing dramatically to both deal with new energy sources and improve the relationship with their customers.  The introduction of smart grids, smart meters and new ways of generating and transporting energy are being driven by the IoT. Smart water and electricity monitoring can help save money by giving people more control over their home utilities, while efficient refuse management will help to keep cities cleaner.

You can view our list of utilities resources below. To find out more about how operators can assist you in the deployment of utilities IoT solutions, please contact us.

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China Mobile Electric Smart Metering – Internet of Things Case Study

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Tuesday 27 Mar 2018 | Resources | Smart Cities | Smart Cities Environment | Smart Cities Resources | Smart Cities Utilities |

Smart meters have been deployed by many utilities around the world, and with the technology available to smart meter manufacturers and utilities improving rapidly over the past few years, there is always an opportunity to refresh ...

Shenzhen – Internet of Things Case Study

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Wednesday 31 Jan 2018 | MIoT Technology | NB-IoT | Resources | Smart Cities | Smart Cities Resources | Smart Cities Safety | Smart Cities Utilities |

Supply of water and gas to consumers in Shenzhen has historically been a challenge. However, significant investment in improving the delivery of both of these utility services across Shenzhen and wider Chinese markets is gathering ...

Smart Water: A Guide to Ensuring a Successful Mobile IoT Deployment

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Tuesday 9 Jan 2018 | Resources | Smart Cities | Smart Cities Environment | Smart Cities Highlights | Smart Cities Resources | Smart Cities Utilities |

Managing the supply of water is becoming a critical task for cities and their water utilities around the world. Particularly as they try to create sustainable businesses and deal with the effects of climate change, which increases the ...

KT MEG: Korea’s Smart Energy System

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Thursday 9 Nov 2017 | Resources | Smart Cities | Smart Cities Resources | Smart Cities Transport | Smart Cities Utilities |

KT-MEG is an IoT demand response platform that uses micro grids, cloud-based analytics and variety of mobile networks and communication mediums to manage the supply and consumption of energy throughout South Korea. Powering more than ...

Valencia: Internet of Things Case Study

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Monday 23 Oct 2017 | Smart Cities Environment | Smart Cities Resources | Smart Cities Utilities |

Founded in 1890, GLOBAL OMNIUM/Aguas de Valencia manages all aspects of the collection, treatment and distribution of water in the Spanish city of Valencia and the surrounding areas (more than 300 municipalities).  Operating in an area ...

On-Demand Webinar: Mobile IoT (LPWA) for Utilities

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Monday 2 Oct 2017 | Both Technologies | MIoT Technology | Mobile IoT Initiative | Resources | Smart Cities Resources | Smart Cities Utilities |

Mobile IoT technologies, also known as low power wide area (LPWA), serve a diverse range of vertical industries and applications that use low data rates, require long battery lives with low cost, and often operate in remote and hard to ...

The City of Patras: Internet of Things Case Study

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Monday 18 Sep 2017 | Smart Cities Resources | Smart Cities Transport | Smart Cities Utilities |

In this case study, discover how Patras, Greece’s third largest city, has been using mobile technology to become a smart cities pioneer. With a dedicated smart cities hub located in the Patras Science Park, Patras has built a ...

Vodafone Smart Center: Smart City La Rinconada

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Monday 22 May 2017 | Smart Cities | Smart Cities Environment | Smart Cities Highlights | Smart Cities Resources | Smart Cities Safety | Smart Cities Tourism Entertainment | Smart Cities Transport | Smart Cities Utilities |

The Smart Center, launched by the Municipality of La Rinconada and Vodafone, is designed to accommodate the growing needs of a town that is undergoing residential and industrial expansion. By adopting a range of IoT solutions across ...

Benefits of the GSMA Embedded SIM Specification for the Utilities Sector

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Tuesday 15 Nov 2016 | Resources | Smart Cities Resources | Smart Cities Utilities |

The GSMA Embedded SIM Specification is widely recognised to be a crucial component of the future of M2M and has already been embraced by the automotive sector. This report explores the advantages the GSMA specification could bring to ...

GSMA Smart Cities Guide: Water Management

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Thursday 3 Nov 2016 | Smart Cities | Smart Cities Environment | Smart Cities Highlights | Smart Cities Resources | Smart Cities Utilities |

Mobile Operators' smart water management solutions have evolved rapidly in recent years, enabled by advances in mobile communications technologies and the growing availability of high performance, relatively low-cost IoT sensors. In ...

Smart Water Management Service Development

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Tuesday 25 Oct 2016 | Smart Cities Resources | Smart Cities Utilities |

This document is designed to give mobile operators the information they need to engage potential customers, such as city leaders and water utilities, in discussions around the smart water management services that they wish to offer. It ...

Smart City Tainan – Water Management and Flooding Solutions

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Monday 19 Sep 2016 | Smart Cities | Smart Cities Environment | Smart Cities Resources | Smart Cities Utilities |

This short video case study demonstrates how the Tainan government has worked with local Taiwanese mobile operator Far EasTone to deal with water management and flooding.

Optimising Water Consumption with NarrowBand IoT

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Thursday 15 Sep 2016 | Smart Cities Resources | Smart Cities Utilities |

In partnership with Vodafone and Aguas de Valencia a trial was conducted using NarrowBand IoT technology. This allowed Aguas de Valencia to implement meter reading solutions without having to install their own communications ...

AT&T: Pipe Dream

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Thursday 15 Sep 2016 | Smart Cities Resources | Smart Cities Utilities |

Americas's infrastructure is aging, and  water distribution infrastructure is no exception to that trend. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 30 percent of the pipes serving populations of more than 100,000 people are 40 ...

Las Vegas Valley Water District on the Cutting Edge of Aging Water Infrastructure Management and Leak Detection

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Thursday 15 Sep 2016 | Smart Cities Resources | Smart Cities Utilities |

The Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) leak monitoring project is a water conservation showcase site for The Global City Teams Challenge, a collaborative network of project teams or “action clusters”, working on innovative ...

LPWA: The future of smart metering

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Tuesday 28 Jun 2016 | MIoT Case Studies | Mobile IoT Initiative | Resources | Smart Cities | Smart Cities Resources | Smart Cities Utilities |

Utilities around the world are installing smart meters that can monitor customers’ usage of energy or water in near real-time, cutting costs and helping to balance supply and demand. But it can be expensive and difficult to connect ...

KDDI’s 4G Empowers Japan’s Utilities

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Monday 8 Feb 2016 | Mobile IoT Initiative | Resources | Smart Cities | Smart Cities Resources | Smart Cities Utilities |

By enabling utilities and their customers to monitor and control electricity and gas usage in real-time, smart meters are transforming the energy industry. Mobile technologies and services can provide cost-effective, reliable and ...

The Electricity Grid of the Future

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Monday 8 Feb 2016 | Resources | Smart Cities | Smart Cities Resources | Smart Cities Utilities |

In future, many homes and business will use solar panels, wind turbines and other new technologies to generate energy, as well as consume it. To efficiently manage the many sources of supply and demand, utility companies will need a ...

Mobile Communication Powers Utilities’ Adoption of the Internet of Things report

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Thursday 5 Nov 2015 | Resources | Smart Cities | Smart Cities Resources | Smart Cities Utilities |

Mobile networks and services are in a unique position to support utilities as they embrace IoT. Mobile offers cost and deployment advantages over competing technologies. In particular, public mobile solutions allow utilities to take ...