Ericsson will be the prime integrator and project manager for the Meter
Data Management System (MDMS) solution.
Remote meter readings of smart meters and MDMS solutions allow utilities
to more effectively manage the measurement process.
For the data management system, Ericsson has chosen EnergyICT and will
use its EIServer software.
TORONTO, Dec. 16 /CNW/ - Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) was selected as the
prime integrator for the first phase of Hydro-Québec smart metering
pilot project, following a rigorous evaluation and selection process.
Hydro-Québec, one of the largest electric utilities in North America,
issued a request for proposal in February for the acquisition and
installation of a MDMS solution in preparation for activities related
to the remote meter reading project.
As part of this project, Ericsson will be responsible for implementation
and integration of EnergyICT's Meter Data Management System, which will
pull data from the meters and integrate it with back-end office
systems. A pilot project will be deployed initially, in order to obtain
the authorization for the broad deployment of smart meters, slated to
begin early 2012.
Hydro-Québec will draw on Ericsson's global experience in smart meter
projects and from its personnel at its R&D and Services Centre in
Montreal to gain the most value from the new system.
"Ericsson is delighted to have been selected for this important project
and continue its long tradition of project implementation with
Hydro-Québec" said Mike Sisto, Ericsson's Vice-President Sales -
Eastern Canada. "By providing utilities with up-to-the-minute data
streams, smart metering systems can significantly improve operational
Ericsson is the world's leading provider of technology and services to
telecom operators. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile
technologies, and provides support for networks with over 2 billion
subscribers and has the leading position in managed services. The
company's portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure,
telecom services, software, broadband and multimedia solutions for
operators, enterprises and the media industry. The Sony Ericsson and
ST-Ericsson joint ventures provide consumers with feature-rich personal
Ericsson is advancing its vision of being the "prime driver in an
all-communicating world" through innovation, technology, and
sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than
80,000 employees generated revenue of SEK 206.5 billion (USD 27.1
billion) in 2009. Founded in 1876 with the headquarters in Stockholm,
Sweden, Ericsson is listed on OMX NASDAQ, Stockholm and NASDAQ New
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