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Silver Spring survey conveniently says mesh beats cellular for utilities

Silver Spring Networks has released a new survey saying that 65% of utilities will use RF mesh networks in the next decade, as utilities use IoT technologies to cut costs and modernize their business models. RF mesh is just one of a number of communication network solutions available to utilities, which also include fixed line, cellular and LPWAN – support for which is shown to be far lower by the survey, and not surprising given that Silver Spring is the largest vendor of RF mesh networking technology (based on Wi-SUN). The survey was conducted by Zpryme, and involved 350 respondents from global utilities. However, we take issue with the use of “global” here, as just 1% of respondents were from…

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