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Vehicle tracker sparks privacy arguments

| September 8, 2008 | 0 Comments

By Petroc Wilton, CommsDay The release of an electronic vehicle logbook that can allow companies to monitor employees’ use of company cars has sparked media debate around potential privacy issues. The CEO of GPS specialist Gofinder, which distributes the device, acknowledged the privacy question but also flagged the preventative and potential safety benefits. “It’s a […]

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Tandberg: virtual communications to boom in two years

| September 8, 2008 | 0 Comments

By Sonia Han, CommsDay Tandberg says that virtual communications will boom in two years in Australia. “A few trends we are experiencing here in Australia and New Zealand, which is not alike most of the world…we have mature migration from ISDN to IP, now 20% on ISDN and 80% on IP… desktop (appliance based) products […]

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Cool chickens and 'gas guzzling' mobile networks

| September 3, 2008 | 0 Comments

The session on climate change at the ITU Telecom Asia event in Bangkok this week raised the question, Going Green – Feeling Good or Good Business? For anyone covering this topic, the answer is pretty obvious. Of course it makes good business sense – or else no one will be doing it!!! Having said that, […]

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Carbon economy to spur bandwidth demand surge

| August 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

The Australian government’s proposed carbon ‘cap and trade’ system has the potential to radically change the telecoms industry by driving up demand, according to Brett O’Riley, CEO of Perth-based Ochre Services. As a company that operates in a region where the dominant economic drivers are carbon-intensive heavy industries such as oil and gas and natural […]

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Australian corporations unprepared for ‘cap and trade’ scheme

| August 26, 2008 | 0 Comments
Australian corporations unprepared for ‘cap and trade’ scheme

With the Australian government proposing to implement a carbon cap and trade policy, there is now a growing need for corporations to be aware of their carbon profile, says a senior executive from Sun Microsystems. In an exclusive interview with Green Telecom, Sun’s Asia Pacific Chief Technology Officer, Angus MacDonald says that corporations will begin […]

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Visit IBM’s green data centre – in Second Life

| August 26, 2008 | 0 Comments
Visit IBM’s green data centre – in Second Life

IBM has built a virtual green data centre inside its ‘property’ in Second Life, the virtual world created by Linden Lab. The virtual green data centre will feature IBM’s energy efficient servers and storage systems, as well as examples of green data best practices and demos of energy management, virtualization and IBM Tivoli green data […]

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IBM offers consultancy based on ‘green’ Sigma

| August 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

Big Green has taken the principles behind the Sigma Six concept for operational efficiency and applied it to help corporations implement their environmental strategy. “There’s a fundamental truth to understanding and improving any aspect of a company’s performance – if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” said Dave Lubowe, global leader of IBM’s […]

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Comment: Insight Research's Daniel G Bauer on carbon abatement potential of telecoms sector

| August 14, 2008 | 0 Comments

Daniel G Bauer, the author of the Insight Research report on telecom’s carbon abatement potential, commented on my earlier coverage on the report. The information is so good that I’ve decided to put it on the main page. Bauer: As the author of the GREEN Communications report, and on behalf of Insight Research Corporation, I […]

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Nortel steps up ‘Cisco Energy Tax’ campaign with cash discounts

| August 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

Nortel Networks has stepped its ‘Cisco Energy Tax’ campaign up a notch with discounts equivalent to the first year in energy savings for companies migrating to its data transport products. As Green Telecom reported earlier, Nortel recently coined the term, ‘Cisco Energy Tax’ after a test it commissioned, and carried out by independent test lab, […]

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Green Telecom special report: Start up, VNL, introduces re-engineered, low power GSM system

| August 6, 2008 | 6 Comments
Green Telecom special report: Start up, VNL, introduces re-engineered, low power GSM system

VNL, a Swedish and Indian start-up headed by an ex-Ericsson executive, Anil Raj, claims to have re-engineered the GSM network architecture to support cheap and ultra low power base stations for extending coverage to rural areas. The systems, called WorldGSM, is a result of four years of development and includes a solar powered solution for […]

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