The Republic of Djibouti has selected France-based Sagemcom to deploy a PLC prime solution for the modernization of its electrical grid.

Under the contract, Sagemcom will commission 3,500 smart meters in the city of Djibouti before extending the roll-out to over 41,000 delivery points.

Sagemcom will implement its Ofdm PLC Prime solution, including meters (single and three-phase), data concentrators, management platform and the central data management software called meter data management.

The company will be using PLC technology on the medium voltage infrastructure to carry the load data from the data concentrator to the substation without using the GSM/GPRS radio network of telecom operators.

Djibouti’s project, which was started in 2005, intends to increase population’s access to energy and improve distribution service through new communicating meters installation and the electric lines restoration.

Sagemcom said through the new collaboration it will expand its position in smart metering by demonstrating its capacity to adapt once again its solutions to the specific needs of its customers’ grids.