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Telefonica launches M2M Platform to aid smart meter deployment

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Telef nica has announced the launch of what it says is the first platform that integrates M2M communications and metering infrastructure management.

The Connected Metering Platform simplifies utilities' operational processes by automating the management of meter-related communications, and by exploiting operational data from a business point of view.

The main benefits of the Connected Metering Platform are: reduced operating costs, service level improvement, independence from meter and communications hardware vendors, compliance with security policies, and the ability to adapt to utilities' operations and business process. In addition, Telefónica offers its customers the flexibility to integrate the Connected Metering Platform with different access technologies, hardware vendors and back-end systems.

"Smart meters are a first step towards the smart grid of the future which will transform the provision of utility services," said Carlos Morales, Director of M2M and Cloud at Telefónica Digital. "With our Connected Metering Platform we have listened to the needs of utilities companies and created a flexible, scalable and integrated service to support their smart meter deployments."

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