HomeAutomation/AIVodafone Spain lands €25m NB-IoT water management contract

    Vodafone Spain lands €25m NB-IoT water management contract


    The five-year contract is to gain insights into processes and consumption, well as remotely manage meters

    Vodafone Spain secured a five-year, €25 million contract to deploy NB-IoT and water meters to Canal de Isabel II, the company that manages water supply in Madrid.

    The operator will supply 315,000 IoT-enabled meters to generate automatic readings remotely, hourly. The idea is to gain insights about the cycle process and water consumption. Vodafone claims the contract positions it as a reference technology partner for water management companies’ digitalisation.

    The solution consists of a middleware device manager that:

    • simplifies and optimises collection of consumption readings in the supply network so that a single tool monitors both connectivity and data collection and can detect any deviation from the service level agreement in real time through automatic alerts.

    • the application oversees device management, providing customers and service managers with tools to configure devices and set collection policies, control inventory and see the location of devices on a map, plus dashboards to check service status. Hence most normal device management tasks are carried out, minimizing truck roll.

    • the solution is easy to integrate with customers’ own water management systems as Vodafone Water Metering is directly integrated with the devices, so data delivery is through a single REST API. This avoids multiple integrations with different manufacturers’ platforms. • data is centralised in a single repository to guarantee the confidentiality, integrity and authenticity of information. The communications are secured end-to-end.

    Control and manage

    Daniel Barallat, Director of IoT at Vodafone Spain, said, “The control and correct management of the use of water in Spain is a constant and vitally important challenge today. We put our cutting-edge technology at the service of Canal de Isabel II to actively contribute to better conservation of natural resources and more efficient management of Madrid’s water,” said.

    More information here (in Spanish).