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Internet of Things has come to water meters – DNA provides Econet Ltd with M2M subscriptions

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DNA has signed an agreement on the provision of M2M subscriptions to Econet Ltd, a company specialised in water and environment technology.

Econet has developed a water meter remote reading device ESCU, which makes it possible to monitor the consumption, pressure and quality of water and to detect leaks in time.

M2M subscriptions enable real-time monitoring of water consumption. DNA will deliver the M2M subscriptions to Econet in the coming years. The delivery includes thousands of M2M subscriptions in total. The subscriptions will be installed in data transmission units to be connected to water meters, and they will operate in DNA’s network.

“We need reliable connections for remote monitoring, management and leak location, for example. One of the reasons we selected DNA as our partner was the company’s high-quality and comprehensive network,” says Antti Herlevi, Development Director of Econet Ltd.

Econet Ltd’s customers include mainly waterworks around the world. The aim of the company’s is to gain fast access to international markets.

“Remote reading of water consumption is an example of the Internet of Things, which has huge growth potential,” says Eva Lindholm, Director of DNA’s Corporate Sales.


Edited 18.1.2019

Further information for the media:

Eva Lindholm, Director, Corporate Sales, DNA Plc, tel. +358 (0)44 044 2724,

Antti Herlevi, Development Director, Econet Ltd, tel. +358 (0)40 565 9635,

DNA Corporate Communications, tel. +358 (0)44 044 8000,

DNA Plc is a Finnish telecommunications group providing high-quality voice, data and TV services for communication, entertainment and working. DNA is Finland’s largest cable operator and the leading pay TV provider in both the cable and terrestrial networks. For DNA, the key area for growth in the Corporate Business is the new way of working, independent of time and place, facilitated by smart mobile devices, diverse communication services and rapid connections. In 2015, DNA recorded a turnover of EUR 828.8 million and an operating profit of EUR 73.1 million. DNA has more than 3.8 million mobile communications and fixed network customer subscriptions. The Group also includes DNA Store, Finland’s largest retail chain selling mobile phones. For more information, please visit www.dna.fi, Twitter @DNA_fi, @DNA_Business, @DNA_Palvelu and Facebook.

Econet Group is a water and environment technology service company. The Group includes Econet Ltd, Dewaco Ltd and Slamex Oy. Helsinki-based Econet designs and offers solutions for clean water and environment globally. Laitila-based Dewaco, in turn, is specialised in sludge thickening, dewatering and sludge removal. Lahti-based Slamex designs and manufactures equipment for treatment of water and wastewater. The Group’s turnover amounts to about EUR 22 million.

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