Smart Grid

New opportunities and challenges in Smart Grids

05 Sep 2017 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Since the first electrical grid appeared in the 19th century, the world that we know has undergone the greatest changes ever. Thanks to the energy available everywhere and at all times, we can achieve goals that were simply impossible just two hundred years ago. But the world has not stayed static. Energy is evolving. Smart energy grids already augur a brighter future for humanity. And the Internet of Things is driving much of this change.Read more

Top 5 posts about Utilities & Sustainability

20 Aug 2015 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

The third installment in our 'Top 5 Posts' Series deals with Utilities and Sustainability using m2m technology and IoT devices. Smart Meter deployement and Smart Water systems are two key m2m contributions to creating sustainable Smart Cities and receive proper attention in this summary post.Read more

m2m and Utilities in Latin America

09 Jul 2015 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

Massive deployment of smart meters is considered a necessary stepping stone in Latin America to evolve towards the development of a smart grid that is expected to grow 10 times over the course of 7-8 years.Read more

Fighting droughts with the IoT

28 Apr 2015 Published by Telefónica IoT Team

California is suffering its worst drought in 100 years. 2014 was already the warmest year on record and 2015 is forecasted to follow the same trend. The last severe drought in the region affected California for a span of 5 years (1987-1992). However, California –and the rest of the world – have a powerful ally against natural disasters: cutting edge technology like the IoT.Read more

Cost effective quality cellular communications in Smart Metering

13 Nov 2014 Published by Emilio Martínez de la Fuente

Communications are a key component of smart metering and grid deployments as they allow management and control of the grid network infrastructure.Read more

How m2m technology can boost the economy, jobs and social wellbeing in Europe

24 Sep 2014 Published by Graham Trickey

The GSMA’s Connected Living Programme is an initiative designed to help operators add value and accelerate the delivery of new connected devices and services in the Machine to Machine (M2M) market.Read more

Smart way to smart energy

16 Oct 2013 Published by Emilio Martínez de la Fuente

Telefónica has been heavily involved in the UK’s Smart Meter Implementation Programme - the world’s most ambitious Smart Metering project. Emilio Martínez de la Fuente, Head of Smart Metering at Telefónica Digital, gives an inside look; outlining the opportunities, challenges and lessons that every government and utility company should be aware of.Read more

M2M Standardization: How complex is it?

25 Oct 2012 Published by Pierre Yves Plaza Tron

Interoperability between all layer elements and protocols is a critical part of the M2M industry because M2M takes on board most of the networking technologies: from all the mobile data connections and fixed broadband technologies, down to networking control technologies.Read more