3Q 2020

Analyst Insight: Smart Metering Across Emerging Markets

Global AMI Tracker Insights

Emerging smart metering markets include Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa for the purposes of this report. (North America and Western Europe are excluded due to disproportionately high smart meter penetration rates.) Unique market dynamics operate across each of the disparate regions defined as emerging markets. 

Eastern Europe remains bearish in the short term, though these sentiments might shift as late adopters come to the table. Asia Pacific is a hotbed of current and future opportunity. This massive market is showing significant growth across areas of East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Southern Asia. Latin America has struggled to galvanize its smart meter economy. Brazil and Mexico have largely led the way, though strategic initiatives are finally generating increased interest in this financially-fraught market. In the Middle East, mega-projects across Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia are buoying this smaller geographic region. However, Africa remains plagued by financial concerns that are expected to remain for the foreseeable future.

This Guidehouse Insights report analyzes utility smart meter projects across emerging markets. It tracks data related to new project announcements, global customer endpoints, meter manufacturers, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) communications vendors, and more.

Pages 11
Tables | Charts | Figures 4
  • What are the key smart meter projects across emerging markets?
  • What are the primary motivations for deploying smart meters in emerging markets?
  • How can smart meter and analytics vendors target these emerging markets?
  • Which markets will show the greatest growth in smart metering over the next decade?
  • Which technologies have various utilities selected for their deployment projects?
  • Utilities and grid operators
  • Meter manufacturers
  • Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) communications vendors
  • Meter data management (MDM) vendors
  • Systems integrators
  • Government agencies
  • Research community
  • Investor community



Executive Summary

State of the Market

Market Forecasts

New AMI Project Announcements

Project Motivations

Key Recommendations

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Additional Resources


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