Vodafone will supply the Canal de Isabel II with 315,000 water meters and the use of its IoT connectivity for more than 25 million euros. Thus, Vodafone will make both the meters and their connectivity available to the Canal, incorporating “state-of-the-art technology” to respond to the digitization needs of Canal de Isabel II, as indicated by the telecommunications company.
The IoT meters, manufactured by Sagemcom, perform hourly readings with daily shipments of information, which represents an amount of data greater than 1,440 times the actual process of manual reading every 2 months. Canal de Isabel II, the public company responsible for the integral water cycle in the Community of Madrid, is immersed in a project to renew its park of meters that will allow the implementation of remote reading.
This commitment by Canal to digitization will bring benefits such as better knowledge of the uses of water or increase transparency in water management, among others. Vodafone Spain’s IoT director, Daniel Barallat, highlighted that the control and proper management of water use in Spain is a constant and vitally important challenge these days.
Vodafone water metering
The telecommunications company has created the Vodafone Water Metering solution to respond to the digitization needs of water management companies. This initiative makes it possible to digitize the consumption measurement process of households, industries and public entities through the use of smart and connected devices, which collect a greater amount of information and which is processed with data analysis tools.
From Vodafone, they have pointed out some of the advantages of this system, such as the ability to detect fraudulent uses such as reverse flow, predict user consumption patterns, automatically identify leaks within the sector and allow the consumer to know day to day. day its consumption. The company’s solution consists of a ‘middleware/device manager’ with three main benefits: the simplification and optimization of the collection of consumption readings in a supply network, the remote management of the devices and the simplification of the integrations with the s customer water management systems.
Vodafone exceeds 5.2 million lines in IoT
According to possible figures from Vodafone Spain, the company has added almost one million net lines corresponding to IoT in the last year, exceeding 5.2 million active lines in the Spanish market as of March 31. In this way, the operator ensures that it once again positions itself as the leader in this sector in Spain, with a share of more than 40%. Vodafone also claims that it is also a world leader in IoT, connecting more than 160 million devices and platforms over more than 580 networks in 190 countries.
Currently, the company integrates the IoT in markets such as security and connected alarms, banking, logistics operators, connected fleets, renewable energies, agriculture, waste management or comprehensive water management.