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The trouble with green telecoms…

| March 16, 2010 | 2 Comments

Before I go on and lament the state of green telecoms adoption, and why the telecoms and ICT industries need to step up to the plate when it comes to the fight against climate change, I’d like to clarify that I support fully the development and deployment of green telecoms and green IT. As Ericsson’s […]

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What being green means for BT

| February 9, 2010 | 0 Comments
What being green means for BT

British Telecom is arguably one of the most advance organizations in the world when it comes to its own sustainability initiatives. Ever since we founded Green Telecom, Live, we’ve heard on many occasions, BT’s progress on its drive to reduce its environmental impact and develop strategic towards sustainable practices. To sum those up in half […]

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What’s inside CA’s ecoSoftware

| January 6, 2010 | 5 Comments
What’s inside CA’s ecoSoftware

Despite the general disappointment that was COP15, companies around the world are increasingly faced with the challenges to calculating and reporting their carbon emissions and managing their sustainability initiatives for a variety of reasons. The task can be monumental in scale, especially for organisations that operate across different borders, facing different sets of regulatory requirements. […]

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Inside GSMA’s Green Manifesto – Four Part report

| December 4, 2009 | 0 Comments
Inside GSMA’s Green Manifesto – Four Part report

GSMA’s recently announced Green Manifesto is a milestone in that it represents the first official pledge by the telecoms industry (albeit primarily mobile) to combat the effects of climate change. Not only does the document set a target for the mobile industry to curb its own emissions, but also offers a systematic (somewhat) analysis of […]

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Full coverage: Green Telecom [email protected] Melbourne Congress

| October 23, 2009 | 0 Comments
Full coverage: Green Telecom Live@CommsDay Melbourne Congress

Green Telecom Live was given the opportunity of hosting a session at this year’s CommsDay Melbourne Congress, held on the 13th and 14th of October at the Langham Hotel, Melbourne. A total of six speakers from IBM, BT, Macquarie Hosting, Connection Research, Ericsson and Telstra, presented at the Green Telecom session of the event. This […]

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The greening of the US government: what's in it for ICT – everything

| October 8, 2009 | 0 Comments
The greening of the US government: what's in it for ICT – everything

This week, US President Barrack Obama issued an executive order to US government agencies to adopt sustainability practices – and targets. Executive Order 13514 lays out a long list of mandates for Federal agencies to set goals to reduce their impact on the environment and ensure sustainability going forward. The document itself reads like a […]

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Thinking beyond the box – Juniper’s view on network efficiency

| October 5, 2009 | 0 Comments
Thinking beyond the box – Juniper’s view on network efficiency

When it comes to network energy efficiency, it’s not just about making each piece of equipment as energy efficient as possible, but also how the network is configured, the services it can support and how the equipment and how traffic is carried on it, says Juniper Network. In a presentation to customers last month, Matt […]

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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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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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Massive subsea cable outage in Asia highlights need to balance efficiency with reliability

| August 25, 2009 | 0 Comments

It’s been quite a week here in Asia! A massive typhoon and a series of undersea earthquakes in the preceding two weeks knocked out the majority of the cable systems linking together the region and the region to the US, wrecking havoc on Internet performance and keeping me busy covering the news for my day […]

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