Ericsson, a global communications provider says it has completed the acquisition of Ambient Corporation, a US-based provider of smart grid communications technology for utilities.
According to Ericsson, Ambient’s platform enables utilities to deploy and integrate multiple smart grid applications and technologies, in parallel on a single communications infrastructure. The acquisition increases Ericsson’s ability to help utilities maximize their investments in smart grids.
Magnus Mandersson, Executive Vice President and Head of Business Unit Global Services at Ericsson says “At Ericsson we are increasingly using our experience in communications and providing managed services for networks that serve more than 1 billion subscribers worldwide to assist partners and customers in the utilities sector. We’re helping utilities to adopt new types of applications and enable new business models, and I believe Ambient could make a big contribution to that effort.”
The Ambient smart grid communications platform includes hardware and software elements which provide utilities with an efficient, secure, two-way, open IP network architecture. It supports multiple communications technologies in parallel, including cellular, Wi-Fi, radio frequency (RF) and power line communications (PLC).