Archive for September, 2008

Major Asian carriers snub Carbon Disclosure Project 2008

| September 25, 2008 | 0 Comments
Major Asian carriers snub Carbon Disclosure Project 2008

More than half of the Asian companies listed under the telecommunications services category failed to respond or chose not to respond to the 2008 Carbon Disclosure Project, which asks leading global corporations to disclose their emission levels and strategies. More than 3,000 companies across different industries were sent questionnaires as part of this year’s CDP […]

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Google and GE form alliance to upgrade US electric grid

| September 24, 2008 | 0 Comments
Google and GE form alliance to upgrade US electric grid

A new alliance between Google and GE is looking to advance the US electricity grid in order to support emerging renewable energy deployments. The companies announced at Google’s Zeitgeist conference that they will work together to develop both technology and policy initiatives to facilitate additional capacity and capabilities on the electricity grid. The companies said […]

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Green IT adoption still years away – Springboard Research

| September 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

A new survey has confirmed earlier findings that the adoption of green IT practices is still year’s away. According to new report by Springboard Research, only 26% of Australian businesses have implemented environment-friendly IT practices while 50% believe that they will introduce a Green IT strategy in the next two-three years. The report, titled “Green […]

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GSMA launches renewable push for off-grid sites

| September 24, 2008 | 1 Comment
GSMA launches renewable push for off-grid sites

The industry body representing mobile operators globally has launched a new programme with the aim of powering up to 118,000 new and existing off-grid base stations in developing countries with renewable energy sources by 2012. While focused primarily at operators in emerging markets with poor or limited power grids, the Green Power for Mobile programme, […]

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Pakistan’s Warid deploys Huawei’s solar-powered base station

| September 24, 2008 | 0 Comments
Pakistan’s Warid deploys Huawei’s solar-powered base station

Huawei Technologies announced that Pakistani telecom operator, Warid Telecom, has deployed the country’s first solar powered BTS site using Huawei’s Solar Powered Macro Base Station. According to Huawei, the solar powered base stations will be deployed in remote areas with limited access to the electricity grid. Warid Telecom chose to use Huawei’s Solar Powered BTS […]

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Verizon recognised for corporate environmental leadership

| September 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

Frost & Sullivan has awarded Verizon the 2008 Green Excellence of the Year Award in the Corporate Leadership category for the telecoms services industry. The award recognizes significant progress in enhancing long-term sustainability and managing the environmental impact of company operations that lead to a measurable improvement in the company’s overall environmental impact within its […]

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Nokia expands MY recycling scheme with kiosks

| September 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

By Pamela Perez, CommsDay Nokia has introduced automated kiosks across the central Klang Valley of Malaysia in order to get people to recycle their mobile phones. According to a survey conducted by Nokia, only 3% of people recycle their mobile phones, as very few even think about or have an idea how to recycle phones […]

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Join Green Telecom at the CommsDay Melbourne Congress

| September 20, 2008 | 1 Comment
Join Green Telecom at the CommsDay Melbourne Congress

The CommsDay Melbourne Congress, co-organised by CommsDay and Green Telecom, and featuring a full day of speakers on sustainable telecoms practices, climate change opportunities and green infrastructure solutions, will be held on 30 Sept – 01 October at the Langham Hotel, Southbank. Sponsored by industry leaders, including Huawei Technologies, Alcatel-Lucent, Hatteras Networks, Juniper Networks, BearingPoint, […]

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Emerson claims 60% power savings on mobile BTS

| September 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

By Pamela Perez, CommsDay Emerson Network Power, a provider of power solutions for telecom networks, has launched a series of products that it claimed can reduce energy consumption of mobile base stations by up to 60%. Its new platform uses a series of sequential strategies to shave off a significant bulk in energy consumption across […]

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Finally: Cisco responds to Nortel ‘energy tax’ campaign

| September 17, 2008 | 3 Comments
Finally: Cisco responds to Nortel ‘energy tax’ campaign

For the first time since Nortel launched its high-profile global marketing campaign earlier this year highlighting the so-called ‘Cisco Energy Tax,’ Cisco has officially responded with the company’s own energy efficiency story. Following CommsDay’s lead story last Friday on the why Nortel’s campaign is good impetus for the industry to drive energy efficiency, Cisco Asia […]

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