Ubiik Wins US$8Mn AMI Tender to Deploy Taiwan’s Largest LPWA Network
<Taipei, Taiwan> Ubiik Inc., the global leader in high-performance industrial Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) solutions today announced that it has won an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) tender in Taiwan.
Based on this tender, Ubiik will deploy its Weightless™ communication suite (Data Concentrator Units, metering FAN modules) and Head-End System Software (HES) to manage the data collection and transmission of 70,000 electricity meters.
The deployment is mandated by the sole electricity provider of Taiwan. It will be completed by early 2019 in New Taipei City in the northern part of Taiwan as well as in the second-largest city of the island, Kaohsiung, in the southern part. Ubiik will provide 6 years of operation and maintenance service of the data collection network.
The fulfillment of this tender is part of the 260,000 new smart electricity meters that are planned to be connected in total by early 2019 as the first step in Taiwan’s ambitious smart grid initiative. Ubiik is one of the 4 companies awarded this project, the other winners of the tenders being large Telecom Operators and prominent System Integrators.
Ubiik is especially relevant to the overall tender because it is the only one leveraging a LPWAN technology (the open standard Weightless™), while its peers sourced existing hybrid technologies (wired and short range mesh RF), or proprietary mid-range wireless technologies. Ubiik’s total solution came as a compelling cost-competitive offering thanks to the advantages of its world leading LPWAN technology: spectrally efficient, high-capacity, high-reliability, and truly bi-directional wireless networking.
Starting from the mid 2010’s, Taiwan and its government have launched a grand mission to transform its energy-production and management landscape from a nuclear and carbon-dominated power generation scheme, to a gas and renewable energy scheme.
The aggressive plan consists in installing 3 million smart meters by 2024 and 12 million more in the next decade.
Taiwan energy transformation relies on Taiwan’s electricity provider enacting an AMI for its electricity meters deployed from now on. AMI is regarded as a key to enhancing the efficiency of the power grid, the analytics enabled help the island balance its supply and demand, therefore the country can save precious energy.
“Ubiik is honored to have been awarded this tender’s project, using our vertical AMI solution including the HES, Weightless™ connectivity, and DLMS/COSEM protocol stack. We are eager to support Taiwan’s energy infrastructure development towards a greener future” said Tien-haw Peng, founder and CEO of Ubiik.
With the experience of this world-class initiative, Ubiik is poised to continue scaling its groundbreaking solutions globally within the metering industry and in other stringent industrial applications.
Ubiik, Inc. is the leading wireless monitoring solutions provider for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), having pioneered the development of Weightless™ Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) technology. Industrial innovators worldwide have chosen Ubiik for electricity metering, smart factory & logistics, energy monitoring, satellite communications, smart city, or agriculture projects. Products delivered are IoT total solutions (Advanced Metering Infrastructure), end-user connected objects (Connected-Epaper, GPS tracker), or Weightless™ communication technology (Base Station, End Device modules, Starter Kits). Established in 2016, Ubiik is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan. www.ubiik.com
About Weightless SIG
The Weightless SIG is a non-profit global standards organization based in Cambridge, UK, formed to coordinate the activities needed to deliver and promote the world's high-performance Industrial IoT connectivity technology, Weightless™. Ubiik is one of its board members. www.weightless.org