Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Market in Smart Grid for Electric Power, 2012 - Market Size, Vendor Landscape and Outlook to 2020” provides analysis of the market developments in the global market for AMI. AMI can be considered an advanced version of Automated Meter Reading (AMR). AMR has been used by utilities since the early 1990s, in order to remotely collect periodic readings of meters. The AMR systems are one-way systems that collect data on a monthly or daily basis and are not capable of sending control messages, unlike AMI systems. The report provides analysis on the global and regional markets for smart meters, meter data concentrators, AMI installation services and communication infrastructure, besides providing market trends for the meter data management and home area network market at the global level and by focusing on those countries that are considered as key markets for the market. The European countries of Italy and Sweden were the early adopters of AMI, followed by the US in North America. Asia-Pacific is considered to have significant future market potential in countries such as South Korea, Australia and Japan, which have major plans for the deployment of smart meters. The report provides a technical overview of smart meter, meter data management system, AMI communication infrastructure and home area network. The report also describes the key drivers and restraints affecting the AMI market besides assessing market shares of the key players in the global smart meter industry.