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Spark NZ partners with Vector on energy consumption monitoring

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New Zealand’s largest telco Spark has teamed up with energy company Vector as it moves to modernise the way energy consumption is measured in Kiwi homes and businesses.

Spark has been named a key connectivity partner for Vector as the energy company moves to modernise the way energy consumption is measured in Kiwi homes and businesses.

The deal will see a significant number of Vector’s New Zealand-based advanced meters connect to Spark’s 4G supported CAT M1 Internet of Things (IoT) network, with the ability to shift on to 5G connectivity as part of a multi-year rollout.

Vector’s, Chief Operating Officer Metering & OnGas, Brenda Talacek, says the move toward IoT connectivity will help modernise the way electricity and gas are metered.

“Advanced meters give electricity and gas consumers greater visibility and control over their energy usage – something that is becoming increasingly important as Kiwis strive to become more energy efficient and keep their energy prices down,” Talacek said.

“Vector provides advanced metering solutions to electricity retailers who supply around 1.5 million homes and businesses across New Zealand. We’re eager to explore how shifting to an IoT platform can help optimise our solutions with more real-time data capture, ultimately enabling us to deliver even more value to our customers.”

Spark Network and Technology Director, Mark Beder says that although advanced meters have been around for a while, “moving to IoT connectivity will help Vector realise the benefits of a truly smart grid”.

“It is great to see a major utility company like Vector onboard IoT technology to support their innovation potential. Cellular networks are always evolving – so it’s important for businesses to move with technology by connecting to the latest generation so that they benefit from faster speeds, better responsiveness and added capacity.

“For Vector, the world around them continues to digitally transform and they have been looking for a connectivity platform that will support the ongoing development of their metering business, opening up opportunities for other low carbon technologies such as the smart home applications and digital cities.

“Our CAT M1 IoT network is supported by our 4G cellular network and has the ability to shift on to 5G technology as it becomes available, giving Vector plenty of scope for ongoing product innovation,” Beder concluded.


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