AT&T partners with Cooper on smart grids

As smart-grid technology for managing home energy consumption becomes all the rage, we are seeing more announcements of traditional telcos positioning to get their piece of the action. AT&T, which earlier announced a partnership with SmartSynch to target the emerging market, this week announced a deal with Cooper Power Systems to jointly sell smart-grid sensors that measure performance data to help the utility better manage its grid. The sensors will be connected to AT&T's wireless data network for transmission of that data.

AT&T's latest announcement comes just days after Qwest Communications said it would provide DSL-based backhaul to Current Communications' smart-grid systems.

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