Ministry of Electricity and Water were looking for solutions to automate and facilitate the collection of meter readings related to electricity and water consumption in the commercial and residential sectors. Furthermore, MEW decided to introduce a new increased tariff for electricity and water consumption (to be in effect later this year), increasing the need to implement a state-of-the-art system for enhanced accurate meter readings.

After several years of study, MEW finally decided to implement smart meters for homes and businesses that would allow it to collect readings in the desired fashion. The smart meter will be able to communicate remotely, utilizing existing mobile data communication frequencies, with MEW operation centers submitting accurate readings of consumption without human intervention, allowing decision makers to have real-time view of consumption at any given time. Working with Zain Group as one team, we were able to win the satisfaction of MEW becoming one of the largest ICT projects and one of the first smart city services in Kuwait. Our partners include Zain, Ericsson and E&Y. The first phase of this engagement is considered a pilot phase, in which 5000 electricity and water meters will be rolled out. The project duration is 7 years.

NXN is handling the supply, implementation and eventually operation of the project infrastructure outside the MDM related components. NXN will complete the implementation of all required datacenter hardware before handing over the environment to Ericsson to start working on building the collection and analytics platform.

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