Landis+Gyr's IoT story

 

Customer problem


Landis+Gyr wanted to roll out smart metering technology in New Zealand, but it's expensive and limited on older networks.

Solution


Spark's LTE Cat-M1 network has a wide coverage area and works with flexible communication modules.

Results


Landis+Gyr rolled out a robust, cost-effective smart metering solution.

Spark's Cat-M1 network enabled the rollout of smart meters in NZ.

 

Landis+Gyr is a multinational company that makes smart meters and smart grid solutions for electricity and gas utilities.

Customer solution

LTE Cat-M1 is one of Spark's nationwide internet of things (IoT) networks. It runs on Spark’s 4G mobile network to support IoT connectivity in New Zealand.

Spark was the first operator in New Zealand to make its M1 network commercially available. This network supports new and existing IoT solutions, including:

  • wearables
  • smart appliances
  • electricity
  • gas and water meters
  • asset tracking
  • industrial automation

M1 technology is well-suited to battery-powered devices that need to operate on their own for a long time. The Cat-M1 network has a wider coverage area than LoRaWAN. It can also send small amounts of data in near real-time.

Achieving results

Landis+Gyr already had a smart metering solution in place in New Zealand. But it switched to Spark’s M1 network because of our network's wide coverage area.

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

Spark’s Michael Stribling says the Cat-M1 network is foundational to IoT applications in New Zealand.

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

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Solutions

Connectivity


Connect your IoT solutions to our range of secure and resilient networks. Our networks allow for different use cases depending on bandwidth and coverage needs.

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Water Monitoring


IoT Water Monitoring lets you see water levels, measure flow, and detect and locate leaks. The data produced helps you forecast future water demand.

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Why choose Spark?

Our partnerships


We've partnered with a range of best in class local and international expertise to ensure your business has the most suitable IoT solution.

Our service


We have dedicated experts ready to identify your business problems and opportunities, then plan and deploy the right IoT solution for your business needs.

One stop shop


Our complete range of IoT solutions include hardware, connectivity, data analytics and insights and after sales support. Everything you need in one place to get your business to the future, today.

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Together with our forward-thinking local and global partners, we can provide the right end-to-end IoT solutions to meet your business needs. Our IoT solutions could help you reduce costs, improve health and safety, save time on monitoring and reporting, or increase efficiency and return on investment.

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Launch & Announcement


8th March

Applications open


15th March to 28th June

Finalists Announced


27th July

Judging Starts


26th August

Winners Announced


4th September

Funding and the 5G Co-Lab testing


September to October

Winners fly to New York


October