Magyar pioneers Hungarian smart meters

Deutsche Telekom subsidiary Magyar Telekom plans to launch a smart meter trial in Hungary during the first half of the year.
The Hungarian operator has teamed with energy firm E.ON Hungaria to deploy a test network, with the first rollout scheduled for March. The operator claims the trial is a first for Hungary, and will provide valuable data on the technology required to measure the public’s utility consumption, and optimize payment services.
Hungary’s Energy Office will monitor the trial, which Magyar states will also help to establish a regulatory framework for smart meters in the country.