Advanced Metering Infrastructure Using Wireless Broadband Networks

Advanced Metering Infrastructure Using Wireless Broadband Networks
Posted: 12 May 2012
Authors:
Vibhor Julka and Ronald Mao
Primary Committee:
IEEE Smart Grid Newsletters
Pages: 3

Advanced metering with two-way communications has the potential to make meters a core element of an integrated system to better manage utility services. But what kind of communications are appropriate? Smart meter traffic is characterized by small session duration, limited mobility and large number of devices, and as such is not handled efficiently by existing wireless broadband access networks run the usual way.

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