London, UK – 4 March 2014 – Today, EDMI, a global smart meter solution provider, has announced that it has signed a contract with Arqiva to provide the communications hub as part of the smart meter rollout communications service, across Scotland and northern England.
The smart meter rollout aims to install 53 million meters in 30 million homes and small businesses across Great Britain by 2020.
EDMI, will design, manufacture and supply the communications hub for the northern region. The hub will enable communication with electricity meters, gas meters, and the In-Home Display (IHD) allowing consumers to effectively monitor and manage energy usage.
Lee Kwang Mong, Group Managing Director, EDMI, commented: “We are dedicated to the design, development and manufacturing 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.”
David Stroud, General Manager, EDMI Europe, added: “We are incredibly proud to be involved in the new smart metering communications network. As a company based in the North East of England it is particularly exciting to be able to play such an important role in the local rollout.”
John Cresswell, CEO, Arqiva, said of the partnership: “We are delighted to be working with EDMI on one of the largest technological and consumer change programmes Britain has seen. We originally identified EDMI as a preferred partner because of its long history as a provider of tried and tested smart metering solutions, which supports our own exceptional track record in delivering and running critical national infrastructure.”
About Arqiva: www.arqiva.com
Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company, operates at the heart of the broadcast, satellite and mobile communications markets.
The company is at the forefront of network solutions and services in the digital world. Arqiva provides much of the infrastructure behind television, radio, satellite and wireless communications in the UK. Customers include major broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV, BSkyB and the independent radio groups, major telco providers including the UK’s four mobile network operators, and the emergency services.