Arqiva have been selected as the preferred bidder as the Communications Service Provider (CSP) for the northern region as part of the rollout of smart meters in Great Britain, subject to contract. The smart meter rollout will aim to install 53 million meters in 30 million homes and small businesses across the UK by 2020.
EDMI will be responsible for the design, manufacture and supply of the communications hub. The hub will enable communication with electricity meters, gas meters, and the in-home display allowing consumers to effectively monitor and manage energy usage.
Lee Kwang Mong, Group Managing Director, EDMI, commented: “The selection of Arqiva is a strong reflection of the technical superiority of the overall solution. We are dedicated to the design, development and manufacture of innovative and technologically advanced metering and communication systems for the global utility industry. This selection further underlines our expertise in the market and the robust, reliable product offerings which we provide.”