Nationwide Network—Built Specifically for M2M and IoT Traffic—to Serve Applications Across the Country
CTIA Super Mobility, LAS VEGAS – September 10, 2015 — Ingenu, the pioneer in delivering connectivity exclusively to machines, and Meterlinq srl, a provider of secure telemetry and remote-management infrastructure for smart metering and smart grid services, today announced the deployment of a public, nationwide network in Italy specifically designed to provide connectivity for machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The network will provide monitoring services for utilities and other applications throughout the country.
Meterlinq recently announced the deployment of a private IoT network for Italy’s leading natural gas operator, Amgas to provide connectivity for smart metering of natural gas and other industrial applications utilizing Ingenu’s RPMA® (Random Phase Multiple Access) technology.
“Building on successful IoT network implementations with customers such as Amgas, we are bringing the power of Ingenu’s RPMA technology to the public realm,” said Giorgio Dragotto, CEO, Meterlinq. “With this proven technology, we will be able to serve all of Italy with a robust, secure and scalable network to support valuable M2M and IoT connectivity.”
Meterlinq went through a rigorous vetting process, evaluating solutions from other leading network technology providers. Ingenu was ultimately chosen for its RPMA solution, which offered better coverage, superior capacity, and secure uplink/downlink transmission capabilities.
The public network will be utilized for smart water/smart gas monitoring throughout Italy and will ultimately scale to include additional IoT applications. Meterlinq has successfully deployed the first standards-compliant solution in Bari, and plans to expand the public network into other regions in the near future.
“Meterlinq was an early adopter of RPMA technology, and its rollout of the public network in Italy demonstrates the value that RPMA offers to the IoT ecosystem,” said John Horn, CEO, Ingenu. “The triple-threat that RPMA brings to the table—value; wide, deep coverage; and longevity in terms of network and battery life—makes it a natural fit for IoT deployments like this.”
Ingenu is building the first wireless Machine Network, the world’s largest IoT network dedicated to connectivity for machines. Operating on universal spectrum, the company’s RPMA® technology is a proven standard for connecting Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) devices around the world, with more than 35 networks deployed over seven years. The Machine Network™ will have further reach, global range and longer lasting battery life than any existing network. It is also future-proof – enabling technology solution providers to maximize their product’s efficiency and longevity, with unparalleled control and visibility. Ingenu is led by a highly experienced team and backed by one of the strongest boards in the industry, including veterans from Verizon and Qualcomm. Information about Ingenu can be found at http://www.ingenu.com, or follow us on Twitter @ingenunetworks.
About MeterLinq srl
Located in Padova, Italy, MeterLinq plans, develops and builds secure telemetry and remote management AMI (advanced metering infrastructure) to provide services and applications for smart metering and smart grid to the energy, gas, water, district heating and CHP (combined heat and power) markets. The company’s reference targets are distributors and retailers of energy services, multi-utilities and public administration. For more information on MeterLinq, visit www.meterlinq.com or follow us on Twitter @MeterLinq.