Bharti Airtel has won a cellular IoT solution contract from TP Western Odisha Distribution, (TPWODL), a joint venture between Government of Odisha and Tata Power.
The mandate will see Airtel power 200,000 Smart Meters with IoT solution, of which 70,000 will be delivered in the first phase.
Airtel IoT Hub will help the utility track and monitor these smart meters with advanced analytics. Smart metering is one of the most advancing use cases for cellular IoT in India with several power distribution companies looking forward to invest in this space to prevent revenue leakage.
Smart metering is also one of the fastest growing service lines within IoT business portfolio for Airtel. The company is working with multiple state utilities in Punjab, Meghalaya, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Bihar.
The Government of India has a big ambitious vision of replacing 300 million conventional meters with Smart Meters in the next 5 years as part of the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) initiative. Airtel IoT aims to play a pivotal role in enabling this vision of government with its unique capabilities.
“We are looking forward to deploying smart meters for billing in partnership with Airtel and making best use of their IoT technology to deliver reliable and customer friendly services,” Gajanan Kale, Chief Executive Officer, TP Western Odisha Distribution.
Airtel IoT is one of the fastest growing business for Airtel Business. The company counts several leading Indian companies across domains such as electric vehicles, automotive, utilities, logistics and fin-tech as its clients.