First NB-IoT Water Meter Project in China with Quectel’s NB-IoT BC95 Module Inside
At present, water waste is a big issue for many countries. Take China as an example, it is reported that the water waste in Chinese urban is horrendous, the quantity of which equals to 2,000 Kunming Lake in Beijing, China. Smart waters with LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) modules become the key solution for this issue.
Chinese government commits to revolving this issue. The first NB-IoT commercial network has been deployed in Fuzhou, China on Nov.18. 2016. Quectel’s NB-IoT BC95 module, the China’s first cellular module compliant to the 3GPP Release 13, has successfully transmitted data between water meter companies and the users via NB-IoT commercial network.
Quectel CEO Patrick Qian comments, “I am very proud that Quectel’s BC95 NB-IoT module has been successfully installed in the new generation of smart meter. The benefits of smart water metering are substantial for water conservation, recapturing lost revenue from leaks and theft, and reducing utility operating costs. Cellular technology will play an important role in the growth of the smart water AMI market as more governments and utilities look for reliable, long-lasting solutions that can be deployed quickly and cost-effectively. Quectel will continue to keep innovation and contribute our dedication in building a smart world.”
Quectel Wireless Solutions is a leading global supplier of GSM/GPRS, UMTS/HSPA/(+), LTE and GNSS modules. Leveraging Quectel’s strong R&D capabilities, comprehensive expertise, wide variety of high quality products and consistent philosophy of putting the customer’s demands at the forefront, Quectel has established itself as a reliable and trustworthy provider of wireless modules since its establishment. Quectel modules can be ideally suitable for any M2M applications from Telematics to Smart Metering, to Wireless POS, to Security, to mHealth, to Networking and other application fields.