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GreenTouch claims breakthrough in fibre energy efficiency

| April 11, 2012 | 0 Comments
GreenTouch claims breakthrough in fibre energy efficiency

GreenTouch, the global consortium founded by Alcatel-Lucent with the ambitious goal of developing technologies that increase the energy efficiency of information and communications network by a factor of 1,000, is claiming a major breakthrough for fibre-to-the-home network efficiency. The new technology, called Bit-Interleaved Passive Optical Network, or Bi-PON, can reduce power consumption of fibre networks […]

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NSN to deliver up to 50% energy savings to StarHub with new network

| April 11, 2012 | 0 Comments
NSN to deliver up to 50% energy savings to StarHub with new network

Nokia Siemens Networks says a new network that it has been contracted to deliver to Singapore mobile operator, StarHub, will offer up to 50% energy savings. As part of the deal, NSN will be doing a refresh of StarHub’s GSM network as well as roll out a new LTE network. “With the launch of LTE, […]

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Telefonica Germany sees €1.8m annual savings from energy efficiency

| April 11, 2012 | 0 Comments
Telefonica Germany sees €1.8m annual savings from energy efficiency

Telefonica Germany has identified €1.8 million in annual savings as part of its participation with Nokia Siemens Networks in the GSMA’s Mobile Energy Efficiency Optimisation service. The findings was part of a three year project led by the GSMA, which help the operator first benchmark, then improve energy efficiency by 14% per connection over the […]

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Broadband’s climate change potential in numbers

| April 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
Broadband’s climate change potential in numbers

The Broadband Commission for Digital Development has released a report on the potential of broadband to counter climate change challenges. The report, Broadband Bridge: Linking ICT with Climate Action, is the result of work conducted by the Broadband Commission Working Group on Climate Change, chaired by Hans Vestberg, president and CEO of Ericsson and comprising […]

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GSMA and Bharti Infratel expand green energy initiative for towers

| April 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
GSMA and Bharti Infratel expand green energy initiative for towers

The GSMA and Bharti Infratel Limited have entered into a MoU to develop and promote green technologies for telecom tower infrastructure in India. The collaboration will involve working together to convert 1,000 Infratel towers into green sites. The initiative is projected to reduce GHG emissions by almost 11,000 tonnes by reducing diesel consumption, the organisations […]

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Huawei shows new energy-saving site – for urban environments

| March 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

While most green base stations for mobile networks has focused on remote sites running on diesel, China’s Huawei Technologies has unveiled an energy efficient site specifically designed for urban environments. “The booming mobile broadband business presents challenges and intense competition for operators, particularly in urban areas where there is high energy consumption and little space […]

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Billions of dollars of potential savings available with SON

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Self Organising Network technology can produce significant savings for the mobile industry. As operators face increased pressure to add capacity to support the growth of mobile data, SON not only allows them to get more out of their network, but also reduce energy and operating costs of their networks. The research, conducted by AIRCOM International […]

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Sprint and Orange partner up for global M2M

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sprint has tapped Orange Business Services for global M2M capabilities for its corporate customers. The deal will allow Sprint’s M2M services to reach 180 countries under its own brand. “We look forward to working with Orange Business Services as a vital partner as we equip U.S. business customers with a strong global M2M capability and […]

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New India regulation calls for 50% cell towers to use renewables by 2015

| December 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

India’s Department of Telecom has introduced new rules that will call for 50% of all mobile towers in the country to use some kind of renewable energy power by 2015. In perhaps an even more ambitious target, the new rules also call for at least 20% of urban cell sites to use some form of […]

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GSMA’s network energy efficiency benchmarking method adopted by 35 operators

| November 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

A year after its launch, the GSMA’s Mobile Energy Efficiency Benchmarking methodology has been adopted by 35 mobile operators, who run more than 200 networks across 145 countries, the GSMA said. The methodology has also just been included in the ITU’s standard ITU-T L.1410 ‘Methodology for Environmental Impact Assessment of ICT Goods, Networks and Services.’ […]

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