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* Ericsson will operate more than 600,000 smart metering points as E.ON increases data delivery by 3000%
* Smart grids will enable a more efficient management of energy grid and facilitate integration of renewable energies
* One more step towards the Networked Society, where big data and cloud computing shapes future for industries like utilities, shipping and IT
E.ON Elnät Sverige AB (E.ON), part of one of the largest privateenergycompanies in the world, has chosen Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to provide ahostedsolution including consulting and systems integration services, harnessingbigdata and smart grid solutions for its customers.
Ericsson's solution will gather data from energy meters and providecollecteddata to E.ON's internal IT environment. Data will be exported daily ratherthanmonthly, increasing data delivery by 3000%. Ericsson will also provideE.ONwith related field services. The agreement stretches over the next fiveyears,and includes more than 600,000 metering points in northern Stockholm,Malmö,Örebro, as well as Norrköping and Skåne.
The Ericsson Smart Metering solution, provided as a service, helpsproviderslike E.ON become more efficient. The solution combines managed services,consulting and systems integration services and includes meter reading andcontrol, meter management, meter monitoring, Service Layer Agreement (SLA)management, work force management, asset management, business processmanagement, as well as field services and an operations center.
The solution is an important step towards real-time big data measurements,supplying E.ON's customers with accurate and up to date information onenergyconsumption. The evolution of smart grids is a priority in a number ofcountries, including EU and the US, and will eventually create a smartenergynetwork that manages a huge amount of data in 24-hour intervals.
This will open new opportunities for efficient grid and consumptionmanagementas well as a seamless integration of locally produced renewable energy intotheinfrastructure.
Currently regulations within the European Union require utilities, orDistribution System Operators, to deploy smart metering in order to ensurethefirst steps towards Smart Grids and more efficient energy usage.
Per-Olof Lindholm, Management Director at E.ON Elnät Sverige, said:"In the longterm, we believe empowered consumers will be more efficient in their energyusage and this will result in a more sustainable society."
Robert Puskaric, Ericsson's President of Region Northern Europe and CentralAsia, which encompasses Scandinavia, said: "As the Networked Society iscomingto life, and we are on our way to 50 billion connected devices, we believethata large part of machine-to-machine communication will come from Smart GridsandSmart Metering. With our global scale and expertise, operational excellenceandcommitment to standards, we can help E.ON and its customers realize greatbenefits."
Ericsson is currently supplying clients in Estonia and Italy with solutionsandservices for smart grids, supplying valuable experience from managedservices tofield support. In the Nordic region, Sweden has spearheaded the developmentofsmart metering and grids.
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Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure withinInformationand Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries.Today40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks andwesupport customers' networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscriptions.
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