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AT&T and CURRENT to Combine Smart Grid and Mobile Broadband

AT&T is extending its reach with smart grid solutions for utilities throughout the United States with a new agreement with CURRENT Group, a provider of distribution smart grid solutions.

AT&T will offer CURRENT Smart Grid Distribution Solutions, which help utilities increase grid efficiency and system capacity by managing demand dynamically and reducing power delivery losses. CURRENT's solutions includes intelligent sensors and analytical software that monitor distribution grid performance; its OpenGrid utility element management system; and its System Optimization and Reliability analytical software solutions. AT&T's suite of M2M pricing plans designed specifically for the smart grid market makes this solution an economical choice for utilities.

The agreement between AT&T and CURRENT provides utilities with an integrated solution that includes the breadth of AT&T's managed and network services, combined with AT&T's mobile broadband network. Having an integrated solution helps utilities to streamline deployment and reduces equipment and maintenance costs.

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