Meters can ‘speak’ to multiple data collectors but cannot communicate with each other. Also known
Point to Multi-Point
AMI NETWORK DESIGNS
Meters ‘speak’ directly to the nearest data collector but may also communicate with other meters.
Long Range Wide
A variation of PtMP; low power, long range open-source technology developed to enable narrowband internet of things (IoT) solutions. Also known as LoRaWAN.
Leverages existing cellular networks and communicates via a chipset within the radio. Owned by a cellular provider rather than the utility.