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GreenTouch says it can cut mobile net energy by 10,000x

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
GreenTouch says it can cut mobile net energy by 10,000x

GreenTouch, the green telecom organisation founded by Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs, announced that its members and partners have developed ways to cut mobile infrastructure energy consumption by as much as 10,000 times, compared to today’s networks. Five years after its foundation, GreenTouch unveiled a set of new tools, technologies, and architectures to improve the energy efficiency […]

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AT&T has signed 136 IoT contracts this year, Environmental Leader reports

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

AT&T is reportedly signed 136 Internet of Things contracts across a host of industries since January 2015, reports Environmental Leader. The contracts came from agriculture, automotive, aviation, energy, healthcare, transportation, security and supply chain segments. According to the report, AT&T connected 945,000 new M2M devices to its network in the first quarter of 2015 – […]

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Alcatel-Lucent and Sequans to Power IoT Prototyping Platform for Orange

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sequans provides LTE chipset for IoT development platform of mobile operator Orange, working with Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) are to collaborate on enabling key technologies for the ‘Internet of Things’ by providing the ‘4G Kit for IoT,’ a principal building block in the new […]

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ICT technologies central to meeting climate challenge – International Chamber of Commerce

| June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
ICT technologies central to meeting climate challenge – International Chamber of Commerce

A major gathering of businesses and policymakers—held alongside the ongoing UN climate talks in Bonn—has heard how Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can play a central role in tackling climate change. The International Chamber of Commerce has put its backing into ICT technologies that combat climate change – both causes and effect of global warming, […]

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Ericsson unveils connected bus stop and other public transport innovations

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Ericsson unveils connected bus stop and other public transport innovations

Ericsson is making bus stops smart. At the UITP World Congress and Exhibition, Ericsson showed off a connected bus stop concepts that incorporates 3G, LTE, or Wi-Fi small cell technology, as well as provide commuter-specific functionality such as real-time information about bus movements, interactive maps, local news, and tourist information. “The connected bus stop’s small […]

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Nokia shrinks LTE base station into a box

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

First published in Communications Day Nokia Networks claims to have developed a new LTE “network in a box” solution that will provide the same macro site capacity and coverage as traditional LTE base stations, but in a compact, rapidly deployable solution. The Network in a box solution will designed to offer all the features of […]

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How Tata Docomo transforms mobile sites to cut energy costs | ET Telecom

| May 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tata Docomo has spent some Rs 100 crore, or about US$15.8 million, in the last 18 months to “green” 10,000 sites under an initiative called Project Optimus. The project’s goal was to reduce the carbon of the sites located across 20 circles, or regions, in India. The project has resulted in annualised savings of Rs […]

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Indus Towers’ green initiative – The Hindu

| May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Indus Towers Limited, a joint venture set up in 2007 by Bharti Infratel Ltd, Vodafone India and Aditya Birla Telecom, has increased the number of green sites in Andhra Pradesh circle comprising AP and Telangana to 4,450… As of now, 32% of towers in AP circle have been declared as green sites. Source: Indus Towers’ […]

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Is China fuelling the African mobile surge with cheap solar?

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

According to this article by Steven Sinofsky, a board partner at Andreessen Horowitz, China’s development of cheap solar power systems have enabled more and more of Africa to get online with their mobile phones. With China bringing down the cost of larger panels, and the abundance of trade between Africa and China, there’s an explosion […]

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ICT now uses 8% of energy for developed markets, say scientists

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Scientists at a recent conference in the UK have put the amount of energy consumed by all the television, networks, computers, phones and other ICT devices at a whopping 8% of the total power used by developed countries. While the figure is unverified, it is significantly higher than the 2% estimate by Gartner long cited […]

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