Airtel Business, the B2B segment of Bharti Airtel, a prominent telecommunications service provider in India, has announced a partnership to facilitate the deployment of over 20 million smart meters for Adani Energy Solutions Limited (AESL).
Utilizing Airtel’s robust nationwide communications network, the collaboration aims to provide reliable and secure connectivity for AESL’s smart meter initiatives. Airtel’s smart metering solutions, leveraging NB-IoT, 4G, and 2G technologies, are designed to ensure real-time connectivity and seamless data transfer between smart meters and headend applications. The implementation will incorporate Airtel’s IoT platform, ‘Airtel IoT Hub,’ offering advanced analytics, diagnostic capabilities, and real-time insights to empower customers with enhanced control over their energy consumption.
Adani Energy Solutions boasts an order book exceeding 20 million smart meters from power utilities in Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, and Uttarakhand.
Ganesh Lakshminarayanan, CEO of Airtel Business (India), emphasized the significance of smart meters in India’s policy reform measures and expressed confidence in Airtel’s NB-IoT technology playing a pivotal role in connecting and managing smart meters at scale.
Kandarp Patel, CEO of Adani Energy Solutions Ltd., highlighted their role in India’s transformative Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS) and the strategic partnership with Airtel as a crucial step toward achieving a smarter and more efficient power grid. The collaboration leverages Adani’s domain expertise in the Transmission & Distribution sector and Airtel’s extensive network and IoT offerings, including NB-IoT and 4G LTE, to seamlessly deploy the current order book of over 20 million smart meters across India. The objective is to empower consumers with real-time consumption data, and control, and simultaneously drive efficiency improvements in the distribution network.
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