Sensus has been selected to provide the core communications technology to support one of the world's largest smart metering projects—the UK government's plan to put smart meters in millions of homes and small businesses by 2020. Sensus technology will support the rollout of electric and gas smart meters to ten million locations in the Northern region of Great Britain, subject to contract.

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced that communications company Arqiva has been selected as preferred bidder to provide the smart metering communications service for Northern England and Scotland. In conjunction with Arqiva, Sensus will provide the long-range radio technology for a private, secure and resilient communications network.

Sensus' open standards-based communications network is currently in more than 16 million endpoints, including smart meters and other devices.