Do more with less
Sustainability doesn’t mean doing less, it means doing more – with less. As populations, living standards and expectations keep growing, we need more sustainable ways to meet their needs. Digitalisation provides the ditgital tools to make small changes, which multiplied by scale, can make a very big difference.
Reduce operational costs with automated meter reading (AMR)
Remove the guesswork and footwork from usage monitoring and streamline your customer billing. Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) delivers direct-to-network connectivity that leverages our cellular network rather than you needing to deploy gateways or network infrastructure yourself. It also has longer range than traditional IoT connectivity and reaches deeper into buildings and underground. It’s part of the reason Telia NB-IoT was selected to connect power meters in close to 2 million Swedish homes for EON and Ellevio.
Optimizing the power grid with real-time monitoring
Real-time visibility lets you monitor demand and streamline energy production and delivery. For example, as green energy becomes more common, the power grid needs to be more dynamic. The variable nature of wind and solar production mean grid operators need to be able to adapt quickly when conditions lead to a rapide increase or decrease so that energy doesn't go to waste. Heimdall Power has developed IoT sensors that are placed directly on high-voltage power lines to measure the load they carry instead of having to work with best guesses and large margins-for-error. Telia NB-IoT connectivity means they can do this even in remote locations. Watch the film to see it in action.
A flexible network that won’t break
To connect all of your business and production locations, you need a connectivity network that can adapt and evolve with your business. A Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) gives you flexibility and scalability that you can control. It lets you prioritise what matters and maximise the performance for your core online functions, such as cloud applications. At the same time, you can reduce the connectivity costs of functions that are less time-sensitive, such as email and periodic reporting. Because SD-WAN is a cloud-based solution, you don’t have the cost or risk of being stuck with obsolete technology. Read more about SD-WAN.
Water usage monitoring
Anything that can measured and connected can be optmised with IoT. FM Mattsson makes taps and water mixers. By connecting them they can measure the quantity of water each mixer uses, the temperature of water people prefer, and which taps are used most often. Connecting taps can also reveal the bigger picture, such as which taps or bathrooms are used the least, when bathrooms need to be cleaned and even to identify potential leakages in the water system.
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