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Scientists start $150 billion clean energy program

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
Scientists start $150 billion clean energy program

Scientists have launched a US$150 billion project – self-described as this century’s moon-landing challenge – aimed to reducing the cost of new build renewable energy plants to lower than new build coal power plants by as early as 2020. The 10-year program, aptly named Global Apollo Programme to Combat Climate Change, will research renewables, energy […]

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Internet Of Things could generate US$8 trillion in value over the next decade – Cisco/DHL report

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
Internet Of Things could generate US$8 trillion in value over the next decade – Cisco/DHL report

New research by Cisco forecasts US$8 trillion in “value-at-stake” over the next decade. This will come from five primary drivers: innovation and revenue ($2.1 trillion); asset utilization ($2.1 trillion); supply chain and logistics ($1.9 trillion); employee productivity improvements ($1.2 trillion); and enhanced customer and citizen experience ($700 billion). “Digital disruption is all around us and […]

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Huawei proposing new methodology for maximizing energy efficiency to reduce carrier network energy consumption

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
Huawei proposing new methodology for maximizing energy efficiency to reduce carrier network energy consumption

Huawei today introduced its “Maximizing Energy Efficiency” methodology at the 7th Annual Telecoms Energy Efficiency Forum. Aimed at supporting carriers with assessing how energy efficient their networks are, the methodology reviews all components and the communications system. The findings from the assessment support carriers with improving network energy efficiency and building green Mobile Broadband (MBB) […]

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Iceland data centre kicks off with two customers

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments
Iceland data centre kicks off with two customers

Verne Global, the company that is building a wholesale data centre in Iceland has announced its first two customers – at least ones that are willing to go public. The company announced that CCP Games and GreenQloud have now decided to host at least some of their infrastructure in its facility in Keflavik, Iceland. CCP […]

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Google’s environmental performance and the CO2 we all spend on web searches

| September 9, 2011 | 0 Comments
Google’s environmental performance and the CO2 we all spend on web searches

In the same week Google revealed the environmental profile of its Gmail service, the search engine giant also released details of its overall corporate environmental performance the year 2010. According to Google, it recorded a total of 1,457,982 metric tons of CO2 equivalent for the year 2010. This includes 11,126 metric tons of CO2e for […]

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Vodafone Essar’s green efforts cut CO2 footprint by 6.3% in FY2011

| August 10, 2011 | 0 Comments
Vodafone Essar’s green efforts cut CO2 footprint by 6.3% in FY2011

Indian mobile operator Vodafone Essar has released some interesting stats on its environmental performance for 2010-2011. In its report, Footprints 2010-11, the operator detailed the CO2 savings of a number of different green initiatives across its infrastructure, including optimised network operations, the use of diesel/battery hybrid sites, and green IT programs such as turning off […]

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Is NSN’s Liquid Radio the Red Bull for the mobile industry? Interview with Mike Murphy, head of Technology for Asia Pac, NSN

| July 15, 2011 | 0 Comments
Is NSN’s Liquid Radio the Red Bull for the mobile industry? Interview with Mike Murphy, head of Technology for Asia Pac, NSN

Nokia Siemens Networks is looking to revolutionise the mobile network with its Liquid Radio architecture, which not only promises to re-architect today’s base station infrastructure, but also to ultimately bridge the gap between highly specialise (and expensive) telecoms equipment and commoditise (cost competitive) computer components. Green Telecom Live talks to Mike Murphy, head of Technology […]

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ITU wants ICT in UN’s COP-17 agenda

| July 13, 2011 | 1 Comment
ITU wants ICT in UN’s COP-17 agenda

Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-17) in Durban, South Africa, the ITU is calling for the inclusion of ICT into the negotiating text of the conference. While climate change is certainly gaining mindshare at the UN, the industry was effectively sidelined at the last conference in Copenhagen, prompting outspoken criticism from some of […]

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EU Commission for Climate Action calls for 20% budget spend on climate-related intiatives

| July 13, 2011 | 0 Comments
EU Commission for Climate Action calls for 20% budget spend on climate-related intiatives

The EU Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard is calling for a 3x raise in ‘climate-related’ spending for the next EU budget. In a post on the EurActiv website, Hedegaard points out that the current budget only allocates around 5%-7% to climate-related projects such as wind turbines, improving grid connections, and making cities more climate friendly, […]

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Interview with Telenor Connexion: Inside the world of M2M

| July 11, 2011 | 0 Comments
Interview with Telenor Connexion: Inside the world of M2M

Telenor Connexion, the unit of the Telenor Group focused on the machine-to-machine market, has been developing and deploying M2M applications for customers for the past decade. Green Telecom Live speaks with Gwenn Larsson, head of marketing at Telenor Connexion, about what makes M2M different from the rest of the mobile industry and the kinds of […]

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