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Taiwan Power orders AMI system with 450k more smart meters

Ubiik, an IoT and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) solution provider, has won a $17 million tender from Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) for the deployment of an AMI system that would host 450,000 additional smart meters.

Together with the 3 tenders won in 2018, 2019, and 2020, the 4th tender win will bring the total tender value won to $58 million and total deployment to 1.17 million meters.

The project scope includes deployment of DLMS/COSEM-compliant smart meter communication modules, Data Concentrator Units (DCUs), Network Management System, Head End System (HES), equipment installation, as well as six years of operation and maintenance.

From 2018, Ubiik started combining its LPWAN solution – based on WeightlessTM – with 3GPP-compliant Cellular IoT technologies (LTE-M and NB-IOT).

This led to the development of private LTE solutions, with the recent announcement of goRAN, Ubiik’s industry-leading NB-IoT and Cat-M1 Base Station, supporting advanced Release 14 & 15 features (non-anchor carriers, early data transfer, etc.) and optimised for FDD/TDD deployments of private LTE networks or coverage extension of existing networks.

And according to Ubiik, this addresses the last-mile connectivity problem faced by many IoT use cases, including smart metering, asset tracking and environmental sensing, which are key to meeting sustainability goals.

“The winning of this AMI tender for Taiwan’s largest IoT project not only cements our leadership position as Taiwan’s top AMI vendor but also propels us firmly into the global arena as we focus on expanding our reach to North America, India, Australia and Europe,” said Tien-haw Peng, Founder & CEO of Ubiik.

“With the announcement of our…goRAN private Cat-M/NB-IoT Base Station, we are aiming to bring the best AMI solutions for utilities in the modernisation of their grid systems”

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