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Huawei looks to dominate smart grid IoT with the Oracle partnership

Telecoms infrastructure equipment giant Huawei has entered into what it describes as a ‘Power IoT Ecosystem Partnership’ with Oracle, the infamous software slinger. Looking to expand its AMI offerings, Huawei is aligning itself with a software giant, in an attempt to package an end-to-end solution for utilities looking to take the smart metering plunge. The new partnership is both a huge opportunity, and a little boring. These are slow-moving markets, but ones with big pay-offs when it comes to efficiency savings. Consumers aren’t going to get excited by the news, but for utilities playing the long-game, the promised opex savings are very enticing. The two companies will cooperate around the sale and marketing of Huawei’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) solution…

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