Rueil Malmaison, 16th January 2023
SAGEMCOM HAS BEEN ADDRESSING THE ISSUES OF SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR SEVERAL YEARS ALREADY. AS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT SINCE 2011, SAGEMCOM DECIDED TO GO EVEN FURTHER BY INCLUDING ITS ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL COMMITMENTS DIRECTLY INTO THE GROUP’S ARTICLE’S OF ASSOCIATION AND HAS THUS BECOME A MISSION-DRIVEN COMPANY.
Therefore, in terms of ethics in its supply chain, Sagemcom has set many years ago high standards involving its suppliers and partners, accompanying them in their CSR journey to improve globally our supply chain. This approach has been reinforced in early November 2022 by joining the Responsible Business Alliance, in order to align and share our practices with our stakeholders in a common framework.
As a Regular Member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA),Sagemcom Broadband SAS fully supports the vision and goals of the RBA:
- Vision: A coalition of companies driving sustainable value for workers, the environment and business throughout the global supply chain.
- Mission: Members, suppliers and stakeholders collaborate to improve working and environmental conditions and business performance through leading standards and practices.
Sagemcom Broadband SAS commits to comply with the RBA Code of Conduct in its own operations, progressively implementing the RBA approach and tools in the spirit of the industry’s common goals.
Sagemcom Broadband SAS also commits to progressively apply the RBA Code of Conduct to its first tier suppliers, to monitor its application to the best of its ability using RBA practices and tools, and to encourage and support its suppliers to do the same.
Hamburg, 19th October 2022
Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus wins a significant share of the tender for the supply of modern metering devices for DIGImeto GmbH & Co. KG. This makes Sagemcom one of the main suppliers.
With the contract won, the good and intensive cooperation between the two companies in terms of modern metering devices enters the second round. Due to the positive experience of the last few years as well as the success-oriented combination of the development of metering technology and long-term oriented cooperation, Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus was able to convince in the tender.
"With the Siconia® SMARTY BZ-PLUS, we are completing a development which, in addition to meeting the legal requirements, also offers greater data security and an enhanced operating concept for the customer," says Daniel Frankenstein, responsible for operational processes at DIGImeto GmbH & Co. KG, the basic smart metering point operator for approx. 1 million metering points in eastern Saxony. In addition, DIGImeto GmbH & Co.KG offers high-performance smart metering and submetering solutions to companies in the housing industry.
"We are looking forward to the next round and the continuation of a long-term cooperation! In this way, we support our customer DIGImeto in the rollout of the smart metering system in Germany. The Siconia® SMARTY BZ-PLUS complies with the current FNN specifications for digital electricity meters. In addition, we were able to develop numerous user-friendly features with DIGImeto and align this meter perfectly to market and customer requirements. With the upcoming technical innovations, among other things, a terminal block will be brought into the device that is compatible with aluminum conductors and conductors made of aluminum alloys," says Dr. Holger Graetz, Head of Sales and Marketing at Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus GmbH.
Sagemcom will supply DIGImeto with these modern metering devices in the years 2023 to 2028. The Siconia® SMARTY BZ-PLUS thus stands for long-term customer-oriented modern metering devices and forms the metrological basis for a successful rollout of the smart metering system in Germany.
Figure 1: Signing of the contract between Dipl.-Ing. (FH) André Richter, Head of Materials Management at SachsenNetze GmbH and Dr. Holger Graetz, Head of Sales and Marketing at Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus GmbH (Source: SachsenEnergie AG)
Figure 2: Modern metering device Siconia® SMARTY BZ-PLUS for the smart metering system in Germany
Thanks to the innovative solutions designed and built by our people, Sagemcom provides access to broadband Internet, entertainment and managed energy supply to the greatest number all over the world.
As a “mission-driven company” since January 2022, Sagemcom makes sure that the design, construction and use of these solutions are sustainable, and fulfil the environmental and societal commitments that are known and shared by all our employees, partners and stakeholders. In LBO since its 2008 carve-out with Safran, Sagemcom group entered its fourth LBO in 2019, with Charterhouse as the majority shareholder. Sagemcom is 30% owned by its employees, achieves over €2.26 billion turnover, is world leader in its markets, has been profitable since it was founded, and has been growing continuously since 2016.
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DIGImeto GmbH & Co. KG is a basic metering point operator of modern metering devices and smart metering systems, as well as a certified smart meter gateway administrator. Founded in 2018 by network operators from the region of Eastern Saxony, the company bundles the many years of experience and know-how of the shareholders into an innovative company. The shares in DIGImeto are distributed among various municipal energy service providers. One of the largest shareholders is SachsenNetze GmbH. It is the gas and electricity network operator for Dresden and eastern Saxony and part of the SachsenEnergie group of companies, the largest municipal utility in eastern Germany.
Hamburg, 16th June 2022
Despite the withdrawal of the general order by the BSI, Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus and MeterPan see themselves on a good and solid path in the installation of smart metering solutions. Together, the smart metering experts have already accompanied a large number of customers on their way towards a full rollout.
Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus GmbH as hardware supplier and Metering-as-a-Service service provider MeterPan see themselves as a well-coordinated team for metering point operators. Together, the two companies have built up and established a very good concept with which they have already been able to serve a large number of customers. Smaller municipal utilities in particular benefit from the comprehensive solution expertise of both companies.
Our view towards the future continues to be extremely optimistic," says Dr. Holger Graetz, Head of Sales and Marketing at Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus GmbH. "Many metering point operators we work with continue to work at full speed towards the 10% roll-out rate, and several more companies have already exceeded this roll-out rate today. There is also positive news with regard to our Siconia® SMARTY IQ-LTE smart meter gateway, as the pending recertification is within our grasp. Consequently, the devices installed in the field can continue to be used as well as new ones can be installed, which gives planning security to metering point operators, but also to partner companies like MeterPan."
"Over the past few years, we have not only been able to map the processes for more than 60 basic metering point operators with all commercially available billing systems, but also to automate them directly with our GWA platform by means of deep integration via the web services. And with every challenge as well as special feature of individual clients, we could always rely on the flexible and professional cooperation with Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus" summarizes Steffen Heudtlaß, Managing Director of MeterPan GmbH. "And this allows us to look to the future with serenity and optimism, even in the face of current developments. Together with us, our current customers will also meet the new requirements, and we still have resources up our sleeve for one or two late deciders or even switchers from other MSB service providers."
With more than 150,000 directly and indirectly served electricity metering points, Lippe-Weser-Service GmbH is one of MeterPan's larger basic metering point operators. Managing director Uwe Franzmeyer made the mandatory roll-out a "matter for the boss" at an early stage and is accordingly well advanced: "We are fulfilling our duties and tasks very conscientiously now and in the future and are therefore very satisfied to have strong and reliable partners like Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus and MeterPan at our side. The course we have set today has proved to be the right one, because we are now at the stage where we can also install larger numbers of gateways. The process chain from workforce management to the gateway administrator had to be established at an early stage," says Uwe Franzmeyer, summing up after 2.5 years of roll-out experience.
Now both companies are looking forward with anticipation to the first E-world summer event and the on-site exchange in Essen:
Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus: Hall 3 Booth 444
MeterPan: Hall 5 Booth 102
Rueil-Malmaison, 11th May 2022
Sagemcom, a broadband market leader, is implementing further actions to accelerate business growth by focusing on innovation and early access to new technologies, meeting operator expectations for the deployment of powerful and scalable solutions and faster go to market.
In this regard, Sagemcom is bringing RDK software to all broadband technologies and platforms such as PON, FTTH, DOCSIS, DSL and 5G, aiming to expand the RDK footprint to the benefit of our customers. RDK is an open source software platform, deployed on more than 80 million devices worldwide, that standardizes core functions and telemetry used in broadband, video, and IoT connected devices. Members of the RDK Technical Advisory Board (RTAB) are experienced RDK advocates and contributors committed to driving innovation and technical roadmap development for the RDK community.
Joining the RDK Technical Advisory Board will enable Sagemcom to act as a significant contributing member of the RDK community. RDK software combined with Sagemcom‘s high quality hardware, delivers reliable and high performance connectivity. RDK also provides the foundation for a scalable service platform, greatly reducing the time to market, improving the quality of experience and enabling timely and efficient deployments of new applications.
“Our relationship with RDK is at the heart of our development strategy. We do believe that the implementation of the RDK solution accross all of our broadband portfolio will enable enhanced and scalable solutions, further shorten the time to market, and easily support the introduction of new services,” said Ahmed Selmani, Senior Executive Vice President, at Sagemcom.
“Sagemcom is a recognized global leader in RDK deployments and broadband CPE used by service providers around the world”, said Jason Briggs, RDK President and General Manager. “We are honored to have them join our RDK Technical Advisory Board, and we look forward to their continued insights and contributions to operators and the broader RDK community.“
Additional information about RDK is avaiable at www.rdkcentral.com.
Rueil Malmaison, April 19th, 2022
On March 7th of 2022, Sagemcom has been selected by Groupe E for the delivery of its SICONIA™ Software suite composed of:
- A “Multi-energy and scalable Head-End System (HES)”, embedding a Hardware Security Module (HSM) based Key Management System (KMS) complying will state-of-the art industry security standards, and with all swiss and Groupe E security requirements;
- A “Big data-based Meter Data Management system (MDMS)” including analytics, Business Intelligence and advanced integration capabilities with Groupe E IS ecosystem including SAP.
“Digital solutions make it possible, to collect, process and enhance metering data in increasingly complex grids” said Mr. Eric RIEUL, CEO of Sagemcom Energy & Telecom. “As a mission-driven company, Sagemcom is fully committed for a clean and sustainable energy transition. Sharing these values together, we are very proud to support Groupe E by providing our End-to-End smart metering solution. This large-scale project is the beginning of the Smart Grid journey in Switzerland and a long-term partnership with Groupe E”.
In addition to the meter-to-cash services, Sagemcom’s SICONIA™ Software Suite (HES, MDMS) will allow Groupe E to take a step forward and enable a large set of smart grid services and use cases such as the management of distributed energy resources (Renewable energy resources, Electric Vehicles charging points, etc.), the improvement of flexibility services, the management of individual and grouped self-consumption, the improvement of the Quality of Supply and other grid oriented services. With the digitization of the low-voltage network, Sagemcom and Groupe E aim to further enhance grid management with analytics capabilities.
"The deployment of smart meters represents a key step in the decarbonization process. In this sense, we are convinced that Sagemcom is the best partner to help us carry out our mission and accompany our customers in their energy transition", said Mr. Jacques MAURON, CEO of Groupe E.
As part of Sagemcom’s managed services offer, the solution will be delivered to Groupe E in SaaS (Software as a Service) mode, as Sagemcom will take care of the IT hosting and monitoring, security management, and support and maintenance services to allow Groupe E to focus on the business operations of the solution.
This project will last at least 8 years and will cover Groupe E service areas in the canton of Fribourg, Vaud and Neuchâtel.
Hamburg, 28th February 2022
The SMARTY ix-BAB-EDL-OKK communication adapter from Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus GmbH has already been successfully approved for the German market in combination with numerous market partners.
Through the smart meter gateway (SMGW) adapter, EDL meters are enabled to function as a modern metering device (mME) and can thus be easily expanded into a BSI-compliant smart metering system in interaction with a smart meter gateway. Conventional plug-in meters with EDL standard do not meet the requirements for legally compliant smart metering. The SMARTY ix-BAB-EDL-OKK has its own controller and thus brings intelligence and cryptography to the EDL meter. Only by using the adapter, SMGWs can be connected to existing meters and thus metering data from the EDL meter can be communicated via the SMGW in a secure and data protection compliant way.
The adapter from Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus can be coupled with the inventory meters in three variants. By default, the adapter reads the infrared interface of the electronic residential meter (eHZ). Alternatively, the adapter can be permanently installed in the eHZ as an integrated module or fully integrated with the help of a housing adaptation, making EDL inventory meters fully-fledged FNN basic meters.
The certified optical readout head supports the EDL-21 standard according to FNN. Other protocols such as IEC1107 can also be implemented on request. In addition to use on electricity meters, the adapter is also suitable for gas and water meters. In cooperation with its market partners, Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus is making a further contribution to the interoperability of smart metering technology in Germany.
Communication adapter SMARTY ix-BAB-EDL-OKK: https://bit.ly/3GaUy6l
Smart meter gateway Siconia® SMARTY IQ-LTE: https://bit.ly/3rOXyzk
Figure 1: The SMARTY ix-BAB-EDL-OKK communication adapter for plug-in meters with EDL protocol (source: Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus GmbH)
Figure 2: Communication adapter for connecting eHz inventory meters to a smart meter gateway (source: Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus GmbH)
Rueil-Malmaison, 9th February 2022
Sagemcom has taken another step towards strengthening its commitment to social and environmental responsibility by including the grade of a “mission-driven company” in its articles.
At the beginning of 2022, Sagemcom became a “mission-driven company” under the terms of the French PACTE law, which allows companies to include their social and environmental commitments in their articles of association.
This official status is an expression of the long-standing commitments and actions of Sagemcom, an industrial group with an EcoVadis “Platinum” rating that specialises in the design and supply of solutions addressing the broadband internet, entertainment and energy markets.
In agreement with its shareholders, Sagemcom’s management committee has decided to amend the Group’s articles of association with a “corporate purpose”, relation to its social and environmental mission, that rests on five pillars:
- Supporting action in favour of the environment by taking account of the impact of our activities on local ecosystems
- Enhancing innovation in our eco-design processes
- Pursuing a procurement policy based on five fundamental principles: quality, competitive performance, lead times, innovation, and social and environmental ethics
- Promoting a working environment that helps to protect the health and safety of our employees and contractors, and improves their quality of life at work
- Helping our employees to achieve their aspirations and to pursue their professional development throughout their careers in the Group by sharing our values that consist of valuing and encouraging every aspect of diversity.
This initiative anchors Sagemcom’s social and environmental responsibility in its DNA, with the goal of making even stronger commitments, both in its products and solutions, and in its relations with all its stakeholders.
“Every year, we ship millions of products all over the world that will be used for several years, or even several decades. These products are designed and built by our 6,500 employees, and we work with hundreds of partners across the five continents. This entails significant social and environmental responsibilities, of which we have been addressing for many years, and for which we have already taken a multitude of concrete actions. For us, this new status is an opportunity to set our commitments in stone, but also to organise ourselves, so that we can take this mission further, with our customers, our partners and all our stakeholders,” concludes Group President, Patrick Sévian.
The Sagemcom Group, 30% of which is owned by its employees, generates more than €2.2 billion of revenue, is the world leader in its markets, has been growing continuously and profitable since 2016.
Sagemcom’s corporate purpose: “Thanks to the innovative solutions designed and built by our teams, we enable the greatest number all over the world to access broadband Internet and entertainment, and to control their energy consumption. This is our corporate purpose. Our mission is to make sure that the design, supply and use of these solutions are sustainable, and fulfil the environmental and societal commitments that are known and shared by all our employees, partners and stakeholders. Our goal is to contribute to a more responsible world, by achieving the sustainable development goals set by the United Nations.”
Rueil Malmaison, July 15th, 2021
Sagemcom announces its latest innovation, the Video Soundbox: an all-in-one compact product, developed with best-in-class partners, in order to offer the best of video, audio, OTT and voice recognition-based services to end users.
The Video Soundbox is a product for service operators. It has been developed with Dolby to become the first certified Dolby Atmos video / audio hub, delivering an immersive sound for all types of contents.
Crafted and tuned by the world-renowned acoustic experts at Bang & Olufsen, Sagemcom Video Soundbox is equipped with a bespoke audio solution, the resulting sound is both natural and authentic, and the listening experience is as the artist originally intended it to be. With “Audio by Bang & Olufsen”, the Video Soundbox makes you feel what you’re hearing.
The great sound quality of the device is combined with its ability to access to best video and music contents, to grant the users a seamless access to a premium entertainment experience.
Thanks to optimal microphone implementation and performing noise cancellation system, the Video Soundbox offers accurate voice recognition that brings user-friendly far field voice control to access all contents:
- Premium 4K videos through linear channels and integrated streaming VOD services, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and many others.
- Premium music with access to Spotify and Amazon Music, and more to come
- Integrated Voice Assistant, such as Amazon Alexa, to access news and traffic information, get sport results, book a trip and much more... with feedback on your TV set
The product includes Wi-Fi 6 technology to offer the best wireless connection with latest generation gateways including for 4K video streams.
After being the first manufacturer to integrate 4K technology, Sagemcom demonstrate with the Video Soundbox its ability to offer the latest technological breakthroughs to the telecom operators, enabling them to create a value proposition based on video service.
“The Video Soundbox allows to combine all services expected today by consumers in an all-in-one compact product, thanks to latest video, sound and voice services innovations developed with best-in-class partners. We are proud to launch the Video Soundbox, with first deployments this summer.”, said Olivier Taravel, Senior Executive Vice President, Audio Video Solutions Business Unit, Sagemcom.
Rueil Malmaison, June 5th, 2021
Sagemcom has committed to the Science Base Target Initiative (SBTi) to set carbon emission reduction targets for 2030, based on objective data and the scientific approach suggested by the SBTi.
Sagemcom has been placing social and environmental issues at the heart of its development strategy for many yearsThis commitment is thus in line with its actions, which are released every year by the Group through the CSR report available on its website (www.sagemcom.com).
Particularly strengthened by its eco-design strategy and its environmental management system implemented on its main operational sites, the Group is now committed to the SBTi to reduce both its carbon footprint for activities related to the sites ("SBTI scopes 1 and 2"), but also its products and services ("scope 3").
Sagemcom's commitment fits in with the objectives defined by the Paris Agreement, which consist in containing the rise in global temperatures to well below 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels, and in continuing efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C.
« The exceptional growth phase that our Group has experienced in recent years has led us to take an even stronger stand on environmental and social issues. We therefore decided to include this commitment within the STBi framework, thus basing it on precise objectives and references. This is a significant achievement by Sagemcom to reduce our impact on climate change, in accordance with the daily commitments of our teams around the world," says Patrick SEVIAN, CEO of the Sagemcom Group.
Rueil Malmaison, July 12th, 2021
Sagemcom announces the launch of its new IP/DVB-T2 Ultra HD Set-top Box, based on the BCM72180, a 24k DMIPS quad core SoC from Broadcom, with embedded Wi-Fi 6 and support of AV1 decoding, for TIM.
The device gives access to the complete entertainment service offer from TIM, with TIMVISION, TIMMUSIC, TIMGAMES and Dazn, as well as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, YouTube and much more...
The product includes a DVB-T2 tuner for connection to an aerial to receive Digital Terrestrial Television, for free-to-air channels and Nagravision encrypted programs.
Thanks to its powerful embedded Wi-Fi 6, all IP content can be received over Wi-Fi by the unit, thus allowing a free placement within the household, without any wired connection to the Internet box. The Bluetooth remote control with embedded microphones allows the subscriber to perform voice search to access the contents.
« This new Set-top Box demonstrates Sagemcom’s ability to combine latest technologies to offer comprehensive powerful products to its customers and reinforces the Android TV STB footprint of the company. We are proud to launch such a groundbreaking set-top box with TIM, leveraging Sagemcom in-house industrial set-up », said Olivier Taravel, Senior Executive Vice President, Audio Video Solutions Business Unit, Sagemcom.
Rueil-Malmaison, September 21th 2020
In September, ELLEVIO will continue to improve the Swedish electricity system by being one the first Nordic DSO to start its 2nd generation smart meters large scale rollout. This massive rollout is the result of joint achievements between ELLEVIO, Sagemcom and its local Partner, ONE Nordic.
Since the award in March 2019, Sagemcomhas developed and delivered a new generation of S211 single phase meters and T211 polyphase meters which allow ELLEVIO to take up the new energy landscape and customer care. The advanced deep indoor dual cellular technology LTE NB IoT + LTE Cat-M is used to secure the reliability of the solution.
In less than 8 months and within a specific context, Sagemcomhas developed and certified the new generation of smart meters which are installed in the field by ONE Nordic since June 2020 in Stockholm area. The new key features have already been deployed offering a combination of end-user experience - through a customer local interface (P1 Port) - and Low- Voltage network management; with alarms delivery including ‘Last gasp’ messages sent in case of power outage, neutral fault detection, harmonic distortion, remote on-demand operations, etc… Such metering capabilities represent the drivers of future grid monitoring to provide end-customers service at its best. As of today, the first return of experience has reached very impressive results with a connectivity service level above 99% allowing to kick off the start of the large scale roll out starting September 2020 in all the region where Ellevio operates as network owner.
Furthermore, the evolutivity of the solution is guaranteed by field proven mass firmware update campaign possibility to ensure that today’s end-to-end solution will comply with tomorrow’s requirements. In this manner, the long-term Partnership with ELLEVIO, ONE Nordic and Sagemcomcontributes to the future sustainable energy ecosystems.
“The strong and transparent partnership between Ellevio, Sagemcom and ONE Nordic has resulted in the completion of a very successful full scale pilot, deploying the solution and metering equipment for our customers in the field, hence, Ellevio’s program for the next generation of smart metering now proceeds with the mass rollout of this new technology. We are simultaneously taking very important steps towards the much needed energy transition. The introduction of smart metering is a fundamental component in the smart grid, which is necessary to increase and enable the electrification of our societies and to provide enhanced energy insight to our customers”, said Johan Löwemo, Head of the Program at Ellevio.
This ambitious project strengthens Sagemcom European leadership in Smart Metering solutions and its capacity to fulfil on its customers’ objectives.
About Ellevio: Ellevio is one of the largest distribution network operators In Sweden. Ellevio invests in, develops and maintains the company’s power grids in order to ensure a reliable electricity supply to more than 960,000 customers. Ellevio is currently deploying its 2nd generation smart meters from 2020 to 2023. The company is headquartered in Stockholm.
About ONE Nordic: ONE Nordic is one of the leading suppliers of technical services, maintenance services and contracting services in Sweden. We help energy producers, energy suppliers and energy users to build, maintain, modernize and optimize their facilities. It composed a group of companies with a turnover of approximately SEK 2 billion and about 1000 employees, which headquarters are located in Malmö.
Hamburg, 27. April 2020
The smart meter gateway (smgw) siconia® smarty iq from sagemcom dr. neuhaus receives further revision of the type examination certificate from the physikalisch-technische bundesanstalt (ptb). three other gwa systems have been confirmed to have a high level of interoperability.
The SMGW Siconia® SMARTY IQ, which was already BSI-certified on September 25, 2019, meets all legal, measurement and custody transfer requirements for the use of intelligent measurement systems in accordance with the type examination certificate according to Module B.
The following GWA systems have now been added to the type examination certificate:
- "Robotron - GWA Manager"
- "Discovergy - GWA"
- "Tremondi - SMGA.SUiTE".
Now those users of the GWA systems mentioned above can use Sagemcom Dr. Neuaus Smart Meter Gateways. For the recently announced rollout of the intelligent metering systems in Germany.
"The first active PKI devices can now be delivered to our customers just in time for the revision," said Dirk Engel(product management) and Holger Graetz (sales & marketing) and look hopefully at other GWA systems that will follow.
The device firmware has remained unchanged for the revision of this certificate. The interoperability of the aforementioned GWA systems was examined as part of the test procedure in accordance with PTB requirements 50.8. It was successfully proven that the tariff use cases TAF 1, TAF 2, TAF 6 and TAF 7 can be configured into the Siconia® SMARTY IQ with each individual system.
The tariff use cases of the gateway enable the metering operator to offer end consumers highly variable and personalized electricity tariffs. In addition, for example, the connection of a communication adapter to the SMGw and the functionality of the device was validated with the customer display software TRuDI according to PTB-A 50.8. With the TRuDI software, end consumers can in future carry out an invoice verification via the connected SMGw.
Further information includeing full list of interoperable GWA systems for Siconia® SMARTY IQ: