KARACHI – Telenor Pakistan has become the largest Automated Meter Reading (AMR) solutions provider in the country with an on-going deployment of 17,000 smart meters in five cities of Pakistan including Islamabad, Hyderabad, Multan, Lahore and Peshawar.
Automatic meter reading, or AMR, is the technology of automatically collecting consumption, diagnostic, and status data from water meter or energy metering devices (gas, electric) and transferring that data to a central database for billing, troubleshooting, and analyzing.
Automated Smart Meters have been deployed in five distribution companies in collaboration with International Resources Group, an American enterprise which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Engility Corporation. The Automated Smart Meter deployment will help reduce distribution losses, electricity theft and increasing labor productivity by automating monitoring, meter reading and load management.
Talking about the impact of the project, Irfan Wahab, Chief Marketing Officer, Telenor Pakistan said, “As a socially responsible company, Telenor Pakistan is committed to providing consumers with innovative services and benefits of technology through M2M technology and green solutions. Automated Smart meters are going to be instrumental in enhancing working efficiencies of energy companies while consumers will also benefit from this with better load management in the long run. Becoming the largest AMR solutions provider is a matter of great pride for us and will continue to work towards innovative M2M solutions that have a positive impact on the lives of our customers.”
Telenor Pakistan is the largest mobile data connectivity provider in the country and leads from the front in providing dedicated M2M (Machine to Machine) based connectivity solutions to business customers nationwide.
As a second largest telecom operator, Telenor is a provider of high quality telecommunication services in Pakistan since 2005. It has over 32 million subscribers, 3,000 employees and a nationwide network covering more than 8,000 cities.