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[April 22, 2013]
ZTE wins smart electric meter project from EDEL
Apr 22, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- ZTE Corporation, a provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, has won a smart electric meter project from Angola EDEL, or EDEL, an electricity distribution company.
Under the agreement, ZTE will provide smart meter solutions to EDEL, including equipment, construction, personnel training and operations and maintenance (O&M). ZTE's customized smart meter solution supports multiple tariffs and has enriched functionality. It prevents electricity bill arrears, improving management efficiency and reducing operational costs of manual meter reading. The ZTE communications module for this project includes a power line carrier, which supports remote centralized meter reading, ZTE said.
According to the company, the project is intended to solve problems such as electricity bill arrears, manual meter reading and electricity theft, and improving EDEL's management efficiency and reducing its O&M costs.
"As a reliable partner of the electrical power industry, ZTE provides complete smart grid solutions," said Wang Yiwen, CTO of ZTE Government and Enterprise Network in the Middle East and Africa. "We are proud of the recent partnership with EDEL because it illustrates how ZTE's technology is green, reliable, and efficient."
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