Wirepas joins the GridWise Alliance to accelerate grid modernization and decarbonization
Wirepas, a leading IoT company with a mission to democratize enterprise IoT, announced today that it has joined the GridWise Alliance. The GridWise Alliance is a diverse membership of electricity industry stakeholders focused on accelerating innovation that delivers a more secure, reliable, resilient, and affordable grid to support the decarbonization of the US economy.
Wirepas offers a scalable, decentralized mesh protocol for truly massive and high-density smart meter networks. To date there are 4 million smart meters connected with Wirepas Mesh in Europe and India, including nearly 1 million smart meters in one single mesh network.
Moreover, Wirepas provides the world’s first non-cellular 5G connectivity technology for enterprise IoT, based on the ETSI DECT NR+5G standard, to which it heavily contributed. DECT NR+ offers a free global dedicated spectrum at 1.9 GHz and a reliable multi-milerange between devices within a mesh network.
By joining the GridWise Alliance, Wirepas aims to collaborate with other industry leaders and stakeholders to advance grid modernization and transformation. Wirepas believes that its connectivity software can enable massive decentralized, scalable, high-density, and long-range network applications for smart grid, smart energy and smart city use cases.
Alan Sillito, Regional Head - Smart Grids (North America) at Wirepas, said: “We are excited to be part of the GridWise Alliance and contribute to its vision of a modern grid that supports the decarbonization of the US economy. We believe that our technology can provide a unique value proposition for grid operators and customers who need reliable, scalable, and cost-effective connectivity solutions for their IoT deployments. We look forward to working with the GridWise Alliance members and partners to drive impactful change and innovation in the electric sector.”
Wirepas is a leading IoT company with a mission to democratize enterprise IoT. It aims to make failure-free connectivity accessible to any enterprise of any size. It makes IoT real through its connectivity software enabling massive decentralized, scalable, high-density, and long-range network applications. Its technology lets any enterprise set up and manage its own network autonomously without operators, separate network infrastructure, middlemen or subscriptions - at a fraction of the cost of other alternatives. Wirepas is also the main contributor to the first non-cellular 5G standard, purpose-built for massive IoT and using a free global spectrum. It serves customers across the world with offices in Australia, Germany, Finland, France, India and the United States, in the areas of smart tracking, smart building, smart manufacturing and smart metering. Learn more about very very good IoT at www.wirepas.com