World ‘will have 800 million smart meters by 2020’

China is set to have more than half of the smart meters in the world in less than a decade according to new research commissioned by Telefónica Digital, the digital arm of the Spanish telecoms firm. The report predicts there will be almost 800 million by 2020 with China by far the leader with more […]

DECC confirms contracts for smart meter rollout

DECC has confirmed the arrangements for the smart meter rollout after signing contracts and licenses to run the programme, following the announcement of preferred bidders last month. The license for the Data and Communication Company (DCC) – in charge of linking the 53 million smart meters with energy suppliers, network operators and energy service companies […]

O2 reports on blueprint to go green

On Tuesday the mobile operator O2 released its annual sustainability report, the company has set itself 40 targets to reach by 2015 as part of its Think Big Blueprint. Bill Eyres, Head of Sustainability for Telefonica UK and Europe met with ELN during the Campus Party event at O2 arena to talk about how they […]

O2 owner among firms named to run UK smart meter system

A host of firms including the owner of mobile network operator O2 were unveiled today as preferred applicants to run the communications system behind the Government’s smart electricity meter rollout. The nation has been divided into three regions for the installation of 53million smart meters across the country by 2020: the North, South and Central. […]