Vi Business, the enterprise arm of telecom operator Vodafone Idea Limited, has partnered with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) to provide fully secured, internet of things (IoT) enabled advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) for discoms in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
Under the partnership, Vi Business has already installed 1.67 million IoT enabled smart meters, with 0.52 million for discoms in Haryana and 1.15 million for discoms in Uttar Pradesh.. In total, 5 million Vi IOT enabled smart meters will be installed under the agreement. The Vi IoT enabled smart meters have resulted in substantial improvement in monthly meter readings. The deployment of smart meters have also helped in improving billing and collection efficiency and has led to huge upside revenue for the discoms thereby improving their financial standing.