Intelligent Water Distribution Networks: Analysis of Regional Smart Meter Deployments and Meter Data Management Platforms

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Global pressures are varying from region to region currently on water usage and wastage. One of the most significant factors that water utilities meet with on a regular occurrence is non-revenue water (NRW) loss, which represents the water that isn’t accounted for by utilities. The implementation of smart water meters combined with the MDM platforms however can majorly reduce the amount of revenue lost due to leakages and wastage, as well as water wastage overall.

Water wastage and usage problems are not just a domestic issue that the globe is facing, issues arise in the agricultural market, commercial market as well as the domestic market. In the agricultural market, water is being wasted due to inefficient irrigation systems, commercially, water is being used at times and places when not required and domestically, the smallest of problems such as a leaky toilet or a small leaking pipe causes for some major water wastage.

In this report, ABI Research provides insight and analysis of the current vendors who operate within the water utility MDM platform market. It discusses the factors that are both inhibiting and driving the global deployments of the smart water automated metering infrastructures (AMI) including both forecasts and analysis for the key regions including North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East and Africa. This report also includes the key functions and requirements for a meter data management (MDM) platforms including the analysis of different vendors that are a member of the market such as; Oracle, Siemens, Sensus and Birdz. 

Table of Contents

  • 1. OVERVIEW
    • 1.1. Market Overview
    • 1.2. Key Features
    • 1.3. Drivers
    • 1.4. Inhibitors
  • 2. TECHNOLOGY ANALYSIS
    • 2.1. Low Power Wide Area
    • 2.2. Narrowband-IoT
    • 2.3. LTE-M
    • 2.4. Sensus Flexnet
    • 2.5. LoRa
    • 2.6. Sigfox
  • 3. SMART METER REGIONAL DEPLOYMENT ANALYSIS
    • 3.1. World Markets
    • 3.2. North America
    • 3.3. Europe
    • 3.4. Asia-Pacific
    • 3.5. Middle East & Africa
    • 3.6. Latin America
  • 4. WATER UTILITIES' MDM REQUIREMENTS
    • 4.1. Key Features
    • 4.2. Pricing
    • 4.3. Capital Expenditure versus Operational Expenditure
    • 4.4. Scalability
    • 4.5. integration
  • 5. MDM VENDOR ANALYSIS
    • 5.1. Siemens
    • 5.2. Itron
    • 5.3. Oracle
    • 5.4. Birdz
    • 5.5. Sensus (part of xylem inc)
    • 5.6. Zonos
    • 5.7. APANA
  • 6. WATER UTILITIES IMPLEMENTING SMART METERS
    • 6.1. Thames Water
    • 6.2. Anglian Water
    • 6.3. United Utilities
    • 6.4. Sogedo
    • 6.5. Obras Sanitarias del Estado
    • 6.6. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority
    • 6.7. American Water Works Company
    • 6.8. Shenzhen Water Co. Ltd.
    • 6.9. Gochang Waterworks
  • 7. RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS