Landis+Gyr

Spark's Cat-M1 network enables the rollout of smart meters.

Want to learn more? Book a call

 

Landis+Gyr's IoT story

“Landis+Gyr meters fitted with our flexible and modular communication modules are perfectly suited to take advantage of 4G networks with M1 technology. This allows us to get to market quickly and provide utilities with a robust coverage to ensure the success of smart metering rollout.”

– Michael Stribling, Digital Services Lead, Spark NZ

Spark has switched on its second internet of things (IoT) network. This network is called LTE Cat-M1, or M1. This network runs on Spark’s 4G mobile network and gives quality, low-bandwidth IoT connectivity. M1 delivers new capability for New Zealand IoT.

Spark was the first operator in New Zealand to make its M1 network commercially available. The M1 IoT Mobile network now has nationwide coverage.

Spark's network connects a variety of new and existing IoT solutions including wearables, smart appliances, electricity, gas and water meters, asset monitoring, industrial automation and more. Running on Spark’s cellular network, M1 technology enables lower cost devices, greater depth of coverage and near real-time access.

Landis+Gyr

The new network will be a key enabler to the progressive rollout of smart metering by Landis+Gyr, a global leader in smart metering and smart grid solutions.

Spark’s Michael Stribling says the rollout is a significant milestone.

“We’re excited to work with Landis+Gyr to roll out their smart metering technology on our network. We’re very focused on delivering the network foundations to allow businesses to use IoT to run their businesses better. By accelerating the availability of networks, we’re making IoT real, and we’re seeing huge opportunity for New Zealand businesses and communities to leverage this new technology.”

Landis+Gyr was the first in Australia to develop and demonstrate smart metering over the M1 network, which is being used in their smart meter and communication modules. The company already had smart metering solutions in New Zealand, and switched to Spark’s M1 network to take advantage of its broader coverage.

Rodney Chaplin, the Landis+Gyr General Manager for Australia and New Zealand, says rolling out smart metering over the M1 network provides a robust solution for customers.

“Landis+Gyr meters fitted with our flexible and modular communication modules are perfectly suited to take advantage of 4G networks with M1 technology. This allows us to get to market quickly and provide utilities with a robust coverage to ensure the success of smart metering rollout.”

 

Get started

Talk to our experts