Cable & Wireless to help bring Smart Grid to the UK

Telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide will collaborate with Silver Spring Networks to accelerate delivery of Smart Grid and Smart Metering systems to the UK.

According to the companies, their partnership will support development of the communications fabric for smart grid and smart metering, so that it is secure, upgradeable in the future and capable of supporting multiple applications on a unified network platform.

This news comes as the government prepares to install 53 million smart meters across the UK, in an effort to give Britons more accurate information about their home energy consumption.