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Intracom Telecom Successfully Completed a Smart Metering Project for Distributie Energie Oltenia S.A. (DEO) in Romania

Athens, Greece – 16 September 2020 Intracom Telecom, a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor, through its subsidiary in Romania, Intrarom, announced the completion of a Smart Metering project for Distributie Energie Oltenia S.A. (DEO), an electricity operator, part of CEZ Group in Romania, with presence in seven counties in the Oltenia region. More specifically, the company supplied, installed and put into operation a subsystem that measures and transmits data from smart three-phase and mono-phase meters (SMTs), and data concentrators. For this project, Intrarom successfully cooperated with two subcontractors: ADD GRUP and ADREM Invest.

The project was fully aligned with CEZ's Group goal to modernize the electricity measurement system, which involved the replacement of consumers' electricity meters with smart ones that will be included in a smart metering system.

Through this project 10,000 smart meters, filters and data concentrators were provided, as well as installation, configuration and integration services in the existing information system (MMDC). Moreover, there was extensive testing & commissioning, including all the related site preparation works, personnel training services, and warranty & technical support services.

The new smart energy measurement system was able to provide more data than a conventional meter, offering an effective two-way communication between the smart meter and the measured data management subsystem. Meter reading, connection and disconnection were achieved from a distance, increasing thus the comfort of the consumer.

The project entitled "System for measuring and transmitting data from meters, consisting of mono / three-phase smart meters and data concentrators" is the second project that ADD GRUP and Intrarom delivered to Distributie Energie Oltenia. The first one was deployed back in 2017 and served as proof of concept for DEO to grasp the technology and choose an efficient smart metering strategy. Results of the project are an excellent evidence of the fact that decisions were correct and well-thought.

Georgios Roussos, CEO of Intrarom, stated: "We are delighted that CEZ Romania entrusted Intrarom for the development and implementation of a smart metering solution, as this projects, also, fits ideally with our customer's development strategy in adopting the most advanced technologies for electrical networks. Its successful completion reaffirms Intrarom's capacity to implement smart projects dedicated to energy and utilities companies - a business-critical sector of the Romanian economy that is in full growth and modernization - helping them to differentiate themselves in the new liberalized market.”

About Intracom Telecom

Intracom Telecom is a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor operating for over 40 years in the market. The company has become the benchmark in fixed wireless access and it successfully innovates in the 5G/4G wireless RAN transport and small-cell SON backhaul international arena. Intracom Telecom offers a comprehensive revenue-generating software solutions portfolio and a complete range of ICT services, focusing on IoT, SDN/NFV, Big Data analytics & data-driven intelligence, and Smart City solutions. Moreover, it addresses the Energy & Utilities industry, emphasizing on smart metering and end-to-end IT solutions. Intracom Telecom is also active in the defense systems sector providing security integrated systems for critical infrastructure protection and border surveillance. The company has extensive know-how and a proven track record in the market, serving fixed and mobile telecom operators, public authorities and large public and private enterprises. Intracom Telecom maintains its own R&D and production facilities, and operates subsidiaries worldwide.

About Intrarom

Intrarom, a subsidiary of Intracom Telecom, has constantly consolidated its position as major vendor on the Romanian Telecommunications Market. The company employs 275 professionals on an industrial area of 33,000 sq.m. Sustained by a solid infrastructure of a 24 million euros investment, Intrarom's experience covers the following lines of business: turn-key solutions for telcos, integrated IT&C solutions for Public Sector, tailor-made applications for enterprise, utilities and banking sector, multi-vendor support and field maintenance, and telecommunication systems manufacturing. For more information, please visit: www.intrarom.ro

About Distributie Energie Oltenia S.A. (DEO)

DEO is a part of CEZ Group and operates on Romanian market since 2005 supplying electricity to 1.449.939 clients in 7 districts from Oltenia region. Company mission to provide electricity distribution in conditions of security and safety of electrical installations and to assure the required power quality at the same time reducing the maintenance and network repairs costs.