Archive for September, 2009

NTT America hits LEED Gold for Ashburn facility

| September 30, 2009 | 0 Comments
NTT America hits LEED Gold for Ashburn facility

NTT America announced that its Ashburn Data Centre, located in Northern Virginia, has earned the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council. LEED, developed by the USGBC as a benchmark for the design, construction and operation of green buildings, awards points for satisfying specific green criteria to […]

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ITU, WMO seminar focuses on combating climate change

| September 24, 2009 | 1 Comment

The ITU and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have joined up to conduct a seminar on the use of radio spectrum for meteorology, aimed at weather, water and climate monitoring and prediction. “Radio-based ICT applications such as remote sensors are currently the main source of observation and information about the Earth’s atmosphere and surface,” the […]

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AT&T Wireless tops ABI North American green mobile operator research

| September 21, 2009 | 0 Comments

AT&T Wireless was ranked the greenest wireless carrier in the latest Vendor Matrix released by ABI Research. Sprint Nextel and Verizon Wireless claimed the second and third spots in the company’s new scorecard of North American “green” mobile network operators. “The Green Carrier Matrix ranks operators on their environmentally friendly, clean technology initiatives primarily focused […]

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IBM to work on “smart eco-city” project in China

| September 17, 2009 | 0 Comments
IBM to work on “smart eco-city” project in China

IBM, the City of Shenyang, and China’s Northeastern University are embarking on a “smart city” collaboration effort to improve environmental and living conditions in the city – an industry hub for heavy industries and manufacturing that is suffering from growing environmental pressures. “We believe our collaboration with IBM and Northeastern University will play a critical […]

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FCC seeks input on smart grid communications technologies, spectrum requirements

| September 16, 2009 | 2 Comments

The US Federal Communications Commission is calling for more industry discussion on the communications requirements of smart grids, including whether or not to allocate dedicated spectrum for the use of smart grid communications. In a document dated 4 September, the FCC noted that as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Congress […]

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New industry alliance to define smart meter to appliance standard

| September 14, 2009 | 1 Comment
New industry alliance to define smart meter to appliance standard

A new industry alliance made up of an initial group of 19 companies has been formed to work on standards for connecting smart meters and home appliances. The U-SNAP (Utility Smart Network Access Port) Alliance aims to create a low cost connector standard to enable consumer products to communicate with any vendor’s smart meter. According […]

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Indian cellcos offering incentives for e-billing

| September 14, 2009 | 0 Comments

India’s cellular operators are now offering a host of incentives to get their customers to adopt e-billing instead of receiving pages and pages of paper bills in the mail, according to this report by indianexpress.com. “Phone bills normally run into four to five pages and the number increases if the customer asks for an itemised […]

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Ericsson wants ICT to top agenda at Copenhagen UN meet

| September 8, 2009 | 2 Comments
Ericsson wants ICT to top agenda at Copenhagen UN meet

Ericsson CFO and incoming CEO Hans Vestberg has used the Broadband World Forum in Paris this week as a platform to call for more focus on ICTs as a way to combat climate change. Speaking at the BWF, Verberg said: “For too long the need for CO2 reductions has been seen as a trade off […]

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80% of green ICT initiatives don’t have measurable targets!

| September 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

A new report published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reveals that only one in five green ICT programs by governments and industry organisations actually have any type of measurable targets, or ways of measuring whether they are working as plan. The report, entitled Towards Green ICT Strategies – Accessing Policies and […]

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ZTE supplies solar powered handset to Uganda Telecom

| September 7, 2009 | 0 Comments
ZTE supplies solar powered handset to Uganda Telecom

ZTE has reportedly supplied Uganda Telecom with a solar-powered handset that the operator has dubbed, Kasana. According to media reports, the handset will work for up to 12 hours after an hour under the sun. “Uganda Telecom is committed to developing products that are relevant to the communication needs of Ugandans and today we bring […]

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