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Santa Clara finding smart grids and public Wi-Fi mix quite nicely

The city of Santa Clara, Calif., has achieved a municipal Wi-Fi hit, as the free public Wi-Fi service riding on smart grid technology installed by the city's municipal electric utility is regularly exceeding 6,000 active users during peak periods.

Infonetics: In the limitless world of M2M, focus is table stakes for success

The network still matters in M2M and depending on the vertical segment and specific use case, will matter more so than in others. To the extent a mobile operator can coalesce the right ecosystem partners and provide clearly differentiated network-based capabilities that strengthen an M2M application, it will be in a stronger position vis-à-vis pure play OTT players.

AT&T partners with PayGo to let consumers pay energy bills on the go

AT&T Mobility is getting further into the energy monitoring business through a partnership with PayGo, an integrated utility payments provider, that will let consumers pay their energy bill through prepaid applications or on the go.

Watching the home automation opportunity in 2013

Home automation as we know it has been around for two decades, but in 2013, it may finally come into its own, with analysts predicting a compound annual growth rate of as much as 45 percent. But what's driving the projected growth in home automation? And what could stop that growth in its tracks?

China's smart grid drive creates $1.5 billion opportunity for PON vendors, says Ovum

PON vendors are going to find a large market to sell their wares in China's utility market, according to Ovum.

North American utilities to invest $577.8M on home energy management, says IDC

North American utility companies, according to a new IDC report, will spend about $577.8 million on home energy management (HEM) solutions by 2016.

Sizing up telecom's influence on the utility industry and smart grid development

As the electric utility industry works to develop the smart grid, what can these utilities glean from telecom providers' experiences developing and monetizing their technologies in the broadband era?

Week in research: Rural broadband climbs; smart grid flexes muscle in Latin America

Rural broadband illuminated: While the FCC's Measuring Broadband America report is a week away from release, Calix is ahead of the punch, releasing its second U.S. Rural Broadband Report of the year covering January through March 2012.

ABB acquires wireless mesh vendor Tropos in smart grid play

Swiss power and automation giant ABB has moved to acquire Tropos Networks, one of the pioneer vendors in the municipal wireless space in the previous decade before angling more into the smart grid in...

Alcatel-Lucent lights up Opelika, Ala.'s new FTTH network, smart grid initiative

Opelika, Ala. is giving its residents a new quad play offering over a new Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network that will not only offer traditional triple play voice, video and data service, but also a