Toronto, ON, Canada --- (METERING.COM) December 17, 2010 - Ericsson has been selected as the prime integrator for the first phase of Hydro-Québec smart metering pilot project.

As part of this project, Ericsson will be responsible for implementation and integration of EnergyICT's Meter Data Management System. A pilot project will be deployed initially, in order to obtain the authorization for the broad deployment of smart meters, slated to begin early 2012.

“Ericsson is delighted to have been selected for this important project and continue its long tradition of project implementation with Hydro-Québec,” said Mike Sisto, Ericsson's Vice-president sales - Eastern Canada. “By providing utilities with up-to-the-minute data streams, smart metering systems can significantly improve operational efficiency.”