Itron Ties With Qualcomm On Smart Grid Effort

Liberty Lake-based smart utility meter developer Itron said this morning that it has partnered with chip maker Qualcomm, the use Qualcomm's technology in its next generation smart energy platform. Itron said it would use Qualcomm's cellular technology in its new Itron smart meters, which will allow its meters to beter tap into cellular networks. Itron is using Qualcomm's Gboi MDM8x15 chipset in the effort, allowing it to connect its smart meters to 2G, 3G, and 4G-LTE networks. Financial details of the link were not announced.