Are you looking for detailed information and comprehensive data about the smart water metering market in Europe and North America? This report covers the latest developments in the markets for advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and automated meter reading (AMR) technologies. The installed base of water utility AMI endpoints in Europe and North America amounted to 46.1 million units in 2019 and is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 15.0 percent to reach 106.8 million units in 2025. The total number of communicating utility water meters - including both AMI and AMR - will at the same time grow from 132.4 million units in 2019 to 204.6 million units in 2025. Get up to date with the latest information about vendors, water utilities, products and markets.
Smart Water Metering in Europe and North America is the first strategy analysing the latest developments in the markets for advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and automated meter reading (AMR) technologies in the water sector in these two regions. This strategic research report provides you with over 145 pages of unique business intelligence, including 6-year industry forecasts and expert commentary on which to base your business decisions.
Highlights from this report:
- Insights from 30 new executive interviews with market leading companies.
- 360-degree overview of next generation RF and cellular standards for water AMI communications.
- Comprehensive overview of the water utility markets in Europe and North America.
- Profiles of the key players in the water AMI and AMR industry in Europe and North America.
- In-depth analysis of the development of AMI deployments in Europe and North America.
- Detailed market forecasts by region and technology lasting until 2025.
This report answers the following questions:
- Which are the main water utilities in Europe and North America?
- Which major trends are shaping the water AMI markets in Europe and North America?
- What are the main differences between the European and North American water AMI markets?
- Which are some of the largest water AMI projects in each region?
- Which are the leading providers of water AMI and AMR solutions in Europe and North America?
- What are the main communications technology alternatives for water AMI deployments?
- How will the connectivity technology landscape for water AMI change in the 2020s?
- What is the outlook for emerging LPWA networking technologies in the water AMI market?
Who should buy this report?
Smart Water Metering in Europe and North America is the foremost source of information about the development of the European and North American water AMI and AMR technology markets. Whether you are a vendor, utility, telecom operator, investor, consultant, or government agency, you will gain valuable insights from our in-depth research.
1 Water Services in Europe and North America
1.1 The water services sector in Europe and North America
1.1.1 The organisation of water service management
1.1.2 Residential water rates and consumption
1.1.3 Water distribution system operators
2 Smart Water Metering
2.1 Introduction to water metering
2.2 Remote meter reading systems
2.2.1 Smart water metering applications & benefits
2.2.2 Smart water metering infrastructure
2.3 Project strategies
2.3.1 System design and sourcing
2.3.2 Rollout and integration
2.3.3 Implementation and operation
2.3.4 Communicating with customers
2.3.5 Individual rights issues
3 IoT Networks and Communications Technologies
3.1 IoT network technologies
3.1.1 Network architectures
3.1.2 Unlicensed and licensed frequency bands
3.2 3GPP cellular technologies
3.2.1 2G/3G/4G/5G cellular technologies and IoT
3.2.2 The role of cellular networks in smart meter communications
3.2.3 NB-IoT and LTE-M network deployments in Europe & North America
3.3 LoRa & LoRaWAN
3.3.1 Technology characteristics and network footprint
3.5 RF technology and standards
3.5.1 EN 13757
3.5.2 Proprietary RF networking platforms
4 Smart Metering Industry Players
4.1 Meter vendors
4.1.2 Arad Group
4.1.3 Axioma Metering
4.1.4 B METERS
4.1.5 Badger Meter
4.1.6 Diehl Metering
4.1.7 Engelmann Sensor
4.1.9 GWF MessSysteme
4.1.11 INTEGRA Metering
4.1.18 Minol-ZENNER Group
4.1.19 Mueller Systems
4.1.20 Neptune Technology Group (Roper Technologies)
4.1.22 Sensus (Xylem)
4.1.23 WEHRLE Group
4.2 Communications solution providers
4.2.1 Aclara (Hubbell)
4.2.5 Birdz (Veolia)
4.2.8 Smart Earth Technologies
4.2.10 SUEZ Smart Solutions
4.2.12 Technolog (Roper Technologies)
4.3 Software solution providers
4.3.1 Atlantica Digital
4.3.4 Harris Utilities
4.3.5 Idrica (Global Omnium)
4.3.9 Terranova Software
5 Water AMR/AMI Market Profiles
5.1.1 Water AMI projects in Europe by technology
5.2 North America
5.2.1 Water AMI projects in North America by technology
6 Market Analysis
6.1 Market forecasts
6.1.1 AMI communications technology market shares
6.2 Industry analysis
6.2.2 North America
6.3 Market trends
6.3.1 Accelerating the transition to static metering technologies
6.3.2 Strong growth of LoRaWAN and 3GPP-based LPWA deployments
6.3.3 Realising the full potential of water AMI beyond billing functionalities
6.3.4 Digital security - a top priority for future smart water networks
List of Figures
Figure 1.1: Water services value chain
Figure 1.2: General water service management models
Figure 1.3: Drinking water service statistics and management models (EU27+3 & NA)
Figure 1.4: Top 50 European drinking water system operators (2019/2020)
Figure 1.5: Top 25 North American drinking water system operators (2019/2020)
Figure 2.1: Smart metering infrastructure
Figure 2.2: Examples of water meters with AMI/AMR functionality
Figure 3.1: Unlicensed and reserved radio frequencies available for wireless IoT
Figure 3.2: Select LTE-M and NB-IoT network availability in EU27+3/NA (Q1-2020)
Figure 3.3: LoRaWAN network architecture
Figure 3.4: Public LoRaWAN network operators in EU27+3/NA (Q1-2020)
Figure 3.5: Sigfox network partners in EU27+3/NA (Q1-2020)
Figure 3.6: Selected members of the OMS Group
Figure 3.7: Selected members of the Wize Alliance by industry
Figure 4.1: Water meter vendor company data (FY2019)
Figure 4.2: Ultrimis W ultrasonic water meter
Figure 4.3: Sonata ultrasonic meter & Dialog 3G Register
Figure 4.4: Qalcosonic W1 ultrasonic meter
Figure 4.5: ORION Cellular LTE-M endpoint & BEACON AMA
Figure 4.6: HYDRUS ultrasonic meter & RC i G4 radio module
Figure 4.7: Cyble 5 module & Intelis ultrasonic meter
Figure 4.8: MULTICAL 21 & flowIQ 2200 ultrasonic meters
Figure 4.9: ELECTO SONIC ultrasonic meter and ARROW WAN NB-IoT module
Figure 4.10: R900 RF Meter Interface Unit
Figure 4.11: G3 module
Figure 4.12: X231 Cellular AMI endpoint & 100C Smart Valve
Figure 4.13: VertexOne solution portfolio, post WaterSmart acquisition
Figure 5.1: Top European water utilities by AMI deployments (2019/H1-2020)
Figure 5.2: Major European AMI projects using Wize
Figure 5.3: Major European AMI projects using proprietary RF
Figure 5.4: Major European AMI projects using LoRaWAN or Sigfox
Figure 5.5: Major AMI projects in Europe
Figure 5.6: Top North American water utilities by AMI deployments (2019/H1-2020)
Figure 5.7: Top AMI projects in North America
Figure 5.8: Top North American AMI projects using cellular technology
Figure 6.1: Water AMI & AMR installed base and shipments (EU27+3 2019–2025)
Figure 6.2: Water AMI & AMR installed base and shipments (NA 2019–2025)
Figure 6.3: AMI installed base by communications technology (2019–2025)
Figure 6.4: Top 5 utility AMI & AMR endpoint vendors (EU27+3 mid-2020)
Figure 6.5: Vendor market shares by installed base (EU27+3 mid-2020)
Figure 6.6: Top 5 utility AMI & AMR endpoint vendors (North America mid-2020)
Figure 6.7: Vendor market shares by installed base (North America mid-2020)
- Aclara (Hubbell)
- Arad Group
- Atlantica Digital
- Axioma Metering
- B METERS
- Badger Meter
- Birdz (Veolia)
- Diehl Metering
- Engelmann Sensor
- GWF MessSysteme
- Harris Utilities
- INTEGRA Metering
- Idrica (Global Omnium)
- Minol-ZENNER Group
- Mueller Systems
- Neptune Technology Group (Roper Technologies)
- SUEZ Smart Solutions
- Sensus (Xylem)
- Smart Earth Technologies
- Technolog (Roper Technologies)
- Terranova Software
- WEHRLE Group
The Internet of Things is very diverse. There are hundreds of different use cases, each with different dynamics. The starting point is to segment the market.
The analyst begins with a number of sectors: Automotive, Cities, Health, Industry, Home, Industrial, Energy, Retail and Consumer Electronics. Each of these sectors breaks down into a number of applications. In total across all sectors, the analyst examines around 150 separate applications. It is at this application level that they generate their IoT forecast. The analyst builds reliable data bottom-up. They take into consideration the current adoption rate, regulations, demographics, vertical-specific statistics, value chain structure, etc.
The rigorous data collection methods are based on first-hand and secondary sources. The analyst conducts many hundreds of executive interviews on a yearly basis with companies from all parts of the IoT value chain. They talk to on a regular basis all major mobile operator groups and regulators as well as the chipset, module, and terminal vendors. They also interview many companies in each of the vertical markets.