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Research and Markets: Growth Opportunities in Global Smart Meters Market 2012-2017 Report Features Players such as Cisco and General Electric
[June 20, 2013]

Research and Markets: Growth Opportunities in Global Smart Meters Market 2012-2017 Report Features Players such as Cisco and General Electric

DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Growth Opportunities in Global Smart Meters Market 2012-2017: Trends, Forecast and Market Share Analysis" report to their offering.

With increased deployment by the electric utilities, smart meters are rapidly being adopted around the world as part of larger smart grid initiatives. The global smart meter market, which experienced double-digit growth during 2006-2011, is projected to grow further in 2012 with a CAGR of 12% through 2017 and US $8.2 billion.

This research indicates that real time information sharing regarding usage and tariff rates is one of the major drivers of this market. In addition, the increased costs n manual reading of meter data, as in case of analog and digital meters, have led to the growth of AMR and AMI. Yet the lack of a compatible, reliable, and flexible protocol development for interaction among different components across this system and lack of customer knowledge regarding use of smart meters remain challenges in this market.

This report gives useful technical details and market information for both smart meter manufacturers and electrical utilities. The report, which provides trend scenarios and forecast statistics for 2012-2017, details drivers and challenges, industry background and characteristics, and makes an elaborate analysis of the global smart meters market, while also describing growth opportunities, emerging trends, and leading manufacturers' profiles in the global smart meters market.

This research study is designed and intended for use by manufacturers, material suppliers, parts fabricators, OEMs, investors, executives, and consultants focused on the utility industry.

Companies Mentioned

- Badger Meter

- Cooper Power Systems

- Echelon Group

- ESCO Group

- Elster Group

- IBM (News - Alert)

- Itron

- Landis+Gyr

- Schneider Electric

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