Lessons Learned from Building a Nationwide Network for M2M/IoT
In 2015, Meterlinq, a provider of secure telemetry and remote-management infrastructure for smart metering and smart grid services, announced it was building a nationwide public M2M network across Italy with its partner, Ingenu, to support smart metering and other initiatives across the country.
Meterlinq already has worked with gas utility providers to retrofit over 1,000 gas meters to date, and plans to add approximately 10,000 more by mid-2016, with a longer-term vision to support many types of smart meters on the public network, including water and electricity meters, across Italy.
Along the way, the company has fine-tuned its best practices for:
- scaling the network from one province to many
- maximizing coverage and capacity for the country-side buildout
- securing uplink/downlink transmissions
This session would include speakers from Meterlinq and Ingenu, and discuss best practices and practical considerations for building out a network specifically designed for M2M and IoT.
Sr. Vice President, Business Development, Ingenu
Mr. Wilson comes to Ingenu with years of experience in product and program management in the telecommunications, defense, electronics and wireless industries. Prior to joining On-Ramp Wireless, he was vice president of product management at Ostendo Technologies, where he executed the development of an innovative immersive, curved screen display and secured a major DOD contract win for advanced imaging technologies. Prior to Ostendo, Mr. Wilson served in various product and program management roles at large companies and start-ups including L-3 Communications, TollBridge Technologies, and Nortel Networks. Early in his career, he served as an officer in the United States Air Force as a program manager for the Delta IV and Atlas V launch vehicle systems.
Mr. Wilson has an M.S. in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in Astronautical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy.
CTO at MeterLinq
Massimo Cesaro is chief technology officer at MeterLinq, a provider of secure telemetry and remote-management infrastructure for smart metering and smart grid services in Italy.
Cesaro joined MeterLinq in July 2013, with responsibility for the company’s systems design and architectures, project management and project development.
Government, Enterprise, Small / Medium Enterprise
network build; network operator, vertical markets, utilities, smart meters
CxO, VP / Director, Middle Management, Technical, Operations
Retail, Industrials, Government / Public Sector
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