The drive for energy efficiency to reduce operations costs and corporate carbon emissions has led to operators replacing equipment from other vendors with new energy efficient base stations from Nokia Siemens Networks.
Since the introduction of the company’s latest generation of equipment, the Flexi Base Station, 14 months ago, 22 operators in 15 countries have replaced 18,000 base stations from other vendors. The total number of base stations replaced equals the infrastructure needed to cover a large European country, the company said.
The Flexi Base Stations offers energy savings of up to 70% over older wireless equipment, according to Nokia. The replaced equipment included both 2G and 3G equipment.
“We are clearly an attractive partner for customers seeking for a long-term relationship with a reliable, technologically-strong vendor with an extensive future-proof solution portfolio that provides stepping stones to future success. Operators know that they can rely on us for staying on the cutting edge of existing and new technologies such as LTE and WiMAX, and for challenging ourselves continually to innovate for our customers’ benefit”, said Marc Rouanne, head of Radio Access Business Unit, Nokia Siemens Networks.
“Our Flexi Base Station is a good example of both those factors in a single product: Enabling operators to reduce the number as well as the cost of base station sites, the Flexi Base Station helps to achieve significant site cost savings through reduced construction work, rent, rapid base station installation and decreased power consumption.”
According to Nokia Siemens Networks, the company is deploying a base station “on air” every 3 minutes.