850,000 IoT NICIGAS Meter Connections in Japan with Soracom, UnaBiz& Sigfox Corp

Nippon Gas Co. (NICIGAS) is retrofitting its existing gas meters across Japan with a smart reader device. The IoT reader is called SPACE HOTARU developed by UnaBiz and SORACOM. The project marks one of the largest deployments of smart utilities solutions to date, with 850,000 gas meters to be upgraded.