Korean smart grid test bed deploys GridMaven Network

Sunnyvale, Calif., May 21, 2012 — GridMaven, a division of SK Telecom Americas, has completed deployment of GridMaven Network Manager in Korea’s Jeju Island smart grid test-bed.

The GNM software platform is running in the SmartPlace Network Operations Center (NOC), enabling operators to manage the test-bed’s AMI, backhaul, electric vehicle and home areas networks seamlessly.

Jeju Island is the Korean government’s $200 million test-bed for demonstrating and commercializing end-to-end smart grid infrastructure. The project integrates five focus areas into one ecosystem: smart homes and appliances, energy storage, electric vehicle transportation infrastructure, renewable energy and green buildings.

GNM leverages the resources of its parent company, SK Telecom, including over 20 years of R&D in a multi-network operating environment. SK Telecom is South Korea’s largest wireless operator, with revenues of $14 billion and includes 25 million customers.


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