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NSN to help reduce M1 CO2 by 35%

| January 25, 2010 | 0 Comments
NSN to help reduce M1 CO2 by 35%

Nokia Siemens Networks says that its new Flexi Multiradio base stations will now allow Singapore mobile operator, M1, to potentially reduce its carbon emissions by 35%. M1 is introducing the new gear into its network as part of a network modernisation program, that includes a LTE trial in February. “The extensive use of Nokia Siemens […]

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BT to join Green Touch

| January 14, 2010 | 0 Comments
BT to join Green Touch

BT says it will take part in the Green Touch Consortium, the global initiative launched by Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs with the goal of developing a new generation of communications networks – in the next five years – that will reduce energy consumption by 1000 fold. The announcement should come as no surprise. Ben Verwaayen, the […]

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NSN launches comprehensive energy solutions for telecoms

| November 5, 2009 | 2 Comments
NSN launches comprehensive energy solutions for telecoms

There are plenty of things that the telecoms industry can do to limit its energy consumption – hence the related impact on the environment, but until this week there has so far been no systematic approach to energy for the telecoms network that covers all the different scenarios. Sure, each new generation of hardware will […]

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Towards a 21st Century infrastructure – Ericsson

| October 23, 2009 | 1 Comment
Towards a 21st Century infrastructure – Ericsson

Summary of presentation by Bruce McCole, principal consultant, Ericsson Australia, at the Green Telecom Session of the CommsDay Melbourne Congress. As the world’s population moves towards urban areas, their impact on the environment will escalate unless new infrastructure is developed and deployed to offset the trend, according to Ericsson’s McCole, whose presentation highlighted the need […]

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Infineon reduces GE broadband power by 90%

| August 4, 2009 | 0 Comments
Infineon reduces GE broadband power by 90%

Optical chipmaker Infineon has announced what it claims is the market’s most energy efficient integrated circuit for Gigabit Ethernet Physical Layer (PHY) solutions. According to Infineon, the XWAY PHY11G is the first IC on the market to implement the Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) guidelines, which are based on the upcoming IEEE 802.3az standard. It also […]

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Ericsson and South Korea set for green 4G partnership

| July 15, 2009 | 0 Comments
Ericsson and South Korea set for green 4G partnership

Ericsson is reportedly preparing to spend US$1.5 billion over the next five years in Korea to establish what it calls a “4G-based green eco-system.” In a collaboration initiated in Stockholm, Sweden between Korean president, Lee Myung-bak and Ericsson’s newly appointed CEO, Hans Vestberg, Ericsson will work with Korean companies to develop solutions to use mobile […]

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Alcatel-Lucent’s new DSL gear consumes 25% less power

| July 3, 2009 | 0 Comments
Alcatel-Lucent’s new DSL gear consumes 25% less power

Alcatel-Lucent has launched what it calls a “high-capacity and eco-efficient” DSL platform, which now consumes 25% less power than conventional DSL solutions. According to the company, the ‘green DSL’ platform leverages increased energy efficiency of its latest generation DSL line cards, a unique distributed DSLAM concept, and something called Smart DSL technology. “Today, standards exist […]

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Mobile makers pledge universal charger

| July 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

Several top handset makers including Nokia have agreed to develop a universal charger for the European market. Ten suppliers inked a memorandum of understanding to use Micro USB connectors for their phone chargers rather than continue forward with the countless proprietary formats that have bedeviled consumers. The agreement was prompted by a European Commission threat […]

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Green telecom equipment takes 46% of network capex by 2013, says Pike Research

| June 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

By Pamela Perez, CommsDay International Green network equipment will take on 46% of the US$277 billion global telecom infrastructure market by 2013, according to a new report from Pike Research. “Energy consumption is one of the leading drivers of operating expenses for both fixed and mobile telecom network operators. Reliable access to electricity is limited […]

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Why Google's Android PC could become the 500-pound robot

| June 2, 2009 | 0 Comments
Why Google's Android PC could become the 500-pound robot

Taiwan’s Acer Computers this week said it will be launching a couple of computers, likely netbooks, by the end of this year that will use Google’s Android operating system. While such as device has been widely anticipated in the market since the introduction of the OS on phones, the announcement does signify a breakthrough of […]

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