ESB Telecoms, Silver Spring Networks to deploy National IoT Network in Ireland

Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) has agreed to work with ESB Telecoms Ltd to develop a national Internet of Things (IoT) network across Ireland, the company said.

ESB Telecoms Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of ESB and operates a national open access wholesale telecommunications network throughout Ireland.

The envisioned network will serve as a catalyst for municipal, commercial and industrial customers to connect IoT and smart city applications and devices. Once the deployment of the IoT network is completed, Silver Spring´s Starfishâ„¢ platform-as-a-service (PaaS) would augment ESB Telecoms Ltd´s telecoms infrastructure and services nationally.

Starfish PaaS would offer service level agreements, and be based on Silver Spring´s proven, secure, reliable, Wi-SUN® standards-based mesh technology, built on the IEEE 802.15.4g specification1.

As mesh-connected devices communicate with their neighbor devices, these networks are uniquely suited for delivering the robust and reliable connectivity that IoT networks require. With more than 26.7 million enabled devices delivered, Silver Spring has deployed its technology in Bristol, Chicago, Copenhagen, Dubai, Glasgow, Kolkata, London, Melbourne, Mexico City, Paris, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Singapore, and Washington, D.C.

ESB Telecoms Ltd is the telecoms subsidiary of ESB, the Irish energy utility. ESB Telecoms Ltd owns and operates the National Telecommunications Fibre Optic Network covering the entire country. It also operates 450 telecommunication towers and sites on which all major Irish telecommunications companies have substantial installations. Customers of ESB Telecoms Ltd include all Mobile Phone operators, Irish Government bodies, licensed FM operators and Wireless Internet services providers.

Silver Spring Networks enables the Internet of Important Thingsâ„¢ by reliably and securely connecting things that matter. Cities, utilities, and companies on five continents use the company´s cost-effective, high-performance IoT network and data platform to operate more efficiently, get greener, and enable innovative services that can improve the lives of millions of people. With more than 26.7 million devices delivered, Silver Spring provides a proven standards-based platform safeguarded with military grade security. Silver Spring Networks´ customers include Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, ComEd, Consolidated Edison, CPS Energy, Florida Power & Light, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, and Singapore Power. Silver Spring has also deployed networks in Smart Cities including Copenhagen, Glasgow, Paris, Providence, and Stockholm.