Bharti Airtel has won a cellular internet of things (IoT) solution mandate with Tata Power Western Odisha Distribution Limited (TPWODL).
The mandate will see Airtel power 200,000 smart meters with an IoT solution. Of the total, 70,000 will be delivered in the first phase. The connectivity mandate will be augmented with Airtel’s proprietary IoT platform, Airtel IoT Hub, which will help the utility track and monitor these smart meters with advanced analytics while maintaining extremely high reliability augmented with telco-grade security. Notably, smart metering is one of the fastest growing service lines within the IoT business portfolio for Airtel. The company is working with multiple state utilities in Punjab, Meghalaya, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Bihar.