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Jun 30, 2016, 12:04 ET Electricity to be next major prepaid market after mobile phones and cards

Prepaid products and services have been a growth industry over the past two decades. The two largest segments, prepaid mobile phones and prepaid...


May 31, 2016, 15:42 ET South Asian countries of Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal to invest $8.1bn in smart grid infrastructure to modernize power sectors

 South Asian countries' power sectors are struggling due to increasing pressure from rising electricity demand, failure to collect revenue and...


May 23, 2016, 14:22 ET Global Water Metering Market Growing to $7.5 Billion Per Year by 2026

Water infrastructure across the world is in need of major upgrades to improve its efficiency. Globally, nearly one-third of water delivered by...


Apr 26, 2016, 15:06 ET Nordic countries lead in regulations to encourage power grid modernization

 European countries – led by Nordic countries and also Italy and the Netherlands – are at the top of a new index ranking regulatory...


Aug 10, 2015, 05:17 ET Smart Grid Infrastructure Investment in South America: $38.1bn by 2025

 South America is positioned to be a key market for smart grid infrastructure investment over the next decade. The region's power sector is...


Jun 24, 2015, 13:05 ET Electric Vehicle Tariffs From Utilities Gaining Traction In US

The electric vehicle (EV) market in the United States is growing rapidly. The market is now approaching a tipping point where EVs are becoming...


May 27, 2015, 05:17 ET 500 Vendors Vying for $380 Billion Power Sector "Internet of Things" Market

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a much-hyped market promising a number of futuristic applications. The reality is that the first mass deployment of...


Apr 28, 2015, 05:17 ET Cities To Invest $64 Billion In LED And "Smart" Streetlights By 2025

 There are currently more than 2,000 LED and smart streetlight projects globally. With these infrastructure projects, cities and municipalities...


Mar 31, 2015, 15:49 ET Global Water Metering Market $6.6 Billion Per Year By 2025

Water is an increasingly scarce resource that must be delivered efficiently by utilities to end-use customers. Aging water infrastructure across...


Aug 04, 2014, 11:09 ET Electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure annual investment to reach $198bn by 2024

Over the next decade, the world will need to invest between $140.2bn to $170.5bn per year on traditional transmission and distribution (T&D)...


May 07, 2014, 05:47 ET Africa Electricity Metering Market Value To Grow 234% Over Next Decade, To Reach $9.9bn By 2024

 Sub-Saharan Africa's electricity metering market will see the fastest growth of any region in the world over the next decade. The total market...


Apr 07, 2014, 05:01 ET Benchmark Reveals Top 50 US Utilities Leveraging Social Media and Mobile Apps To Improve Smart Grid Benefits

Electric utilities in the US are expanding their use of social media and mobile applications to improve smart grid benefits and better engage with...


Feb 18, 2014, 05:07 ET Smart streetlights critical layer of 'Internet of Things,' will save cities $11.3bn per year by 2025

 Across the globe, LED and smart streetlights are helping to establish smart cities and represent a critical layer of the emerging 'Internet of...


Dec 03, 2013, 05:07 ET Emerging Markets' $274.9bn Smart Grid Investment To Reduce $47bn Annual Electricity Theft, Improve Reliability And Incorporate Renewables

 Smart grid infrastructure investment by 45 emerging market countries – including Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa –...