smart grid

Ericsson acquires Ambient for smart grid tech

Swedish network vendor Ericsson has announced the completed acquisition of Ambient Corporation, which provides smart grid technology to the utilities sector. The announcement comes as part of a wider move by Ericsson to further enable the development of smart grid infrastructure.

C&W in smart grid play

UK operator Cable&Wireless Worldwide has partnered with smart grid specialist Silver Spring Networks to collaborate on the delivery of smart grid and smart metering facilities in the UK.

Novatel, Consert, Verizon in US smart grid play

US mobile device manufacturer Novatel Wireless, best known for its MiFi 3G and 4G hotspot unit, has struck a partnership with load management firm Consert, to embed 3G modules into an electric grid load management suite.

Smart grids get wifi, powerline support

Two industry initiatives, the Wi-Fi Alliance and the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, have joined forces this week to push wifi and powerline technologies in smart grid applications.

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