Transforming Network Infrastructure Industry News

TMCNet:  Silver Spring Networks selected by SmartCo to aid in smart grid deployment in New Zealand

[July 29, 2013]

Silver Spring Networks selected by SmartCo to aid in smart grid deployment in New Zealand

Jul 29, 2013 (M2 EQUITYBITES via COMTEX) -- Silver Spring Networks Inc (NYSE:SSNI), a networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks, announced on Sunday its selection by SmartCo to deploy an advanced smart grid network across New Zealand.

Financial details of this selection were not available.

SmartCo is a consortium of New Zealand electricity lines companies including Alpine Energy, Counties Power, Electricity Invercargill, Network Tasman, The Power Company and WEL Networks.

Under this agreement, SmartCo, which is pursuing a new business model in New Zealand's disaggregated market where retailers are responsible for deploying smart meters, and its lines company members will use Silver Spring's platform to generate incremental revenues by providing smart metering services to energy retailers.

These lines companies will also leverage the same platform to improve services for consumers including faster outage detection and restoration and improved power quality.

Comments on this story may be sent to

[ Back To Transforming Network Infrastructure's Homepage ]

Featured Blog Entries

Reflections from an Interop Veteran and Alum

When I returned to the Fiber Mountain™ offices in Connecticut after exhibiting at Interop Las Vegas 2015, I couldn’t help but think about how much the event has evolved through the years. I have been attending this seminal IT and networking conference since its inception in 1986 when it was called the TCP/IP Vendor Workshop, focused on interoperability of various TCP/IP program stacks.

What Fiber Mountain's Interop Recognition Means for Our Industry

When Fiber Mountain™ began its journey with a launch at Interop New York last fall, we certainly believed that we had a solution that would make a significant impact in the data center space.

What On-Board Optics Means for Density and Flexibility

This past week I read an article in Lightwave Magazine and another in Network World about the formation of the Consortium for On-board Optics (COBO), a group that seeks to create specifications and increase the faceplate density of data center switches and adapters.

Scaling Hyperscale in an Age of Exponential Growth and Virtualization

Over the past several years server, network, storage and application virtualization has revolutionized the way hyperscale data centers are built by consolidating workloads. The trend has simplified network architecture significantly and resulted in huge cost savings as well.

Video Showcase