70,000 smart meters will be delivered in the first phase. TPWODL is a collaboration between Odisha government and Tata Power. Airtel asserted that one of its "fastest-growing service lines" under its IoT business is smart metering.
Bharti Airtel, today announced that it has been chosen by TP Western Odhisha Distribution Limited(TPWODL) to supply its cellular Internet Of Things (IoT) solution for 200,000 smart metres. As stated by Airtel, 70,000 smart metres would be distributed in the initial phase. TPWODL is a collaboration between Odisha government and Tata Power.
Gajanan Kale, Chief Executive Officer, TP Western Odisha Distribution Limited, stated, "we are looking forward to deploying smart metres for billing in conjunction with Airtel and making the greatest use of their IoT technology to deliver reliable and customer-friendly services."
According to the directive, Airtel would make use of the 'Airtel IoT Hub' to assist the utility in tracking and monitoring these smart metres using cutting-edge analytics while preserving high dependability and telco-grade security. Airtel asserted that one of its "fastest-growing service lines" under its IoT business is smart metering.
Siddharth Talawadekar, Business Head- IoT at Airtel stated, "With capabilities of remote network feasibility, enhanced diagnostics, a future ready IoT platform with easily accessible APIs for easy integration."
According to Airtel, it collaborates with numerous state utilities in Punjab, Meghalaya, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Bihar. As part of the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) plan, the centre has the audacious goal of replacing 300 million conventional metres with smart metres within next five years.