Japanese Utility TEPCO Joins Wi-SUN Alliance As Adopter Member

Support from Japan's Largest Utility Helps Accelerate Adoption of Advanced Wireless Smart Utility Networks, Interoperability for Utility Applications

Feb 23, 2016, 08:00 ET from Wi-SUN Alliance

MORGAN HILL, Calif., Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wi-SUN Alliance today announced that Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), Japan's largest power company is its newest adopter member. TEPCO joins other major global utility companies that are adopting Wi-SUN solutions to ensure interoperability for utility applications.

TEPCO supplies energy to the greater Kanto area, including Japan's two most populous cities, Tokyo and Yokohama. Its role in the Wi-SUN Alliance will be key in promoting adoption of open industry standards that advance wireless Smart Utility Networks. This will help ensure that industry growth is compatible with specific regional regulations in Japan.

"As the largest utility in Japan, TEPCO's support for Wi-SUN and its involvement in Alliance activities is a huge win for Wi-SUN, its members and the country overall," said Phil Beecher, chairman, Wi-SUN Alliance. "Its strong commitment to promoting interoperable open standards will help accelerate the overall adoption of these advanced wireless networks throughout Japan and the rest of Asia."

The adoption of IEEE 802.15.4g enables wireless connectivity in smart utility, smart cities and Internet of Things applications across all regions that are addressed by the IEEE 802.15.4g global standard.  Wi-SUN solutions bring Smart Utility Networks to enterprises, service providers and municipalities by enabling interoperable, multi-service and secure IPv6 communications over IEEE 802.15.4g based wireless networks.  Wi-SUN offers solutions for both single hop home energy management and mesh-enabled field area networks providing resilient, secure and cost effective connectivity with extremely good coverage in a range of topographical environments, from dense urban neighborhoods to rural areas, with minimal additional infrastructure.

About the Wi-SUN Alliance
The Wi-SUN Alliance is a non-profit association of industry leading companies devoted to the certification and global proliferation of interoperable Wi-SUN wireless solutions based on the IEEE 802.15.4g standard for use in Smart Utility, Smart City, and other IoT applications requiring robust Field Area Networking (FAN) capability using open global standards. Membership in the Wi-SUN Alliance is open to all industry stakeholders. For more information, please visit:  www.wi-sun.org .

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