Smart Meters and M2M in the UK

by Jonathan Collins

UK mobile operator O2 UK has signed a multi-million pound, three-year deal to provide M2M connectivity to smart meters managed by utility operations service provider G4S Solutions. The deal is O2's first move into the smart metering space and will see the company providing 200,000 SIM cards to connect smart meters across the UK to G4S’s data center. The network will use O2's SMS gateway to transmit information between the data center and the meters.