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Hutchison Telecom deploys fuel cells in Indonesia

| April 19, 2010 | 2 Comments
Hutchison Telecom deploys fuel cells in Indonesia

Hutchison Telecom’s Indonesian unit, PT Hutchison CP Telecommunications, is deploying PEM (polymer electrolyte membrane, also called proton exchange membrane) fuel cells as backup power systems for its network throughout the Indonesian Island of Sumatra. The PEM fuel cell products are being supplied by IdaTech, a Bend, Oregon-based company specialising in the design, development and manufacturing […]

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Verizon and Motorola trial ‘green’ set top boxes

| April 15, 2010 | 0 Comments
Verizon and Motorola trial ‘green’ set top boxes

Following Verizon’s announcement of its green initiatives in 2010, the operator and its vendor, Motorola, have issued an official press release of one of those initiatives – a trial of energy efficient set top boxes for its FiOS TV service. The new set top boxes are up to 30% more energy efficient than current models, […]

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India cell towers to go solar – govt to fund 50%

| April 8, 2010 | 4 Comments
India cell towers to go solar – govt to fund 50%

A massive initiative is reportedly underway by all of India’s cell tower companies to migrate their infrastructure to solar power, from existing diesel power solutions. According to India’s iGovernment website, a total of 250,000 cell phone towers can be converted to the renewable energy solution, including 32,500 from GTL Infra – a subsidiary of Mumbai-based […]

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Cisco CRS-3’s environmental benefit claims

| March 31, 2010 | 0 Comments
Cisco CRS-3’s environmental benefit claims

One thing that comes with new technology is that it typically gives you more bang for the buck, hence more performance for the same cost – energy as well as money. With Cisco’s CRS-3 (Carrier Routing System), you now get three times the performance – as in throughput, so up to 322 Tbps of capacity […]

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Alcatel-Lucent gets EC award for alternative energy program

| March 31, 2010 | 3 Comments
Alcatel-Lucent gets EC award for alternative energy program

The European Commission have given recognition to Alcatel-Lucent’s “Alternative Energy Program for Global Green Telecommunications” with an award in the 2010 European Communication’s Sustainable Energy Europe (SEE) campaign. The telecoms equipment vendor was picked the winner in the campaign’s “market transformation – voluntary commitments’ category. The Sustainable Energy Europe (SEE) campaign is an initiative of […]

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New partnership to allow utilities to extend smart meter coverage with public wireless

| March 29, 2010 | 0 Comments
New partnership to allow utilities to extend smart meter coverage with public wireless

US smart meter maker, Itron, and smart grid solutions maker, SmartSynch, has entered into a partnership to allow utilities deploying smart grids to extend coverage beyond their own proprietary wireless networks. “This will allow utilities to leverage networks like general packet radio service (GPRS) for transmission of all critical metering and event data from their […]

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Cisco backs Grid Net’s WiMAX smart meter play

| March 28, 2010 | 0 Comments
Cisco backs Grid Net’s WiMAX smart meter play

Cisco Systems has announced a strategic investment in US-based, Grid Net, the developer of a WiMAX-based smart meter platform for utility companies. With Cisco’s backing, Grid Net now has the support of Clearwire, Motorola, Intel and General Electric. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, with offices in Sydney, Australia, Grid Net is backed by world class […]

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RCom brings sub-$5,000 wireless video conference to India with Polycom

| March 24, 2010 | 0 Comments
RCom brings sub-$5,000 wireless video conference to India with Polycom

Reliance Communications has teamed up with Polycom to bring wireless, high resolution video conferencing to India for a starting pricing of less than US$5,000. The new service will bundle the Polycom QDX 6000 system with a VPN connection from Reliance Netconnect Broadband + wireless broadband data card. The service will cost an initial Rs 2 […]

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GE launches battery backup system for telco networks

| March 24, 2010 | 1 Comment
GE launches battery backup system for telco networks

GE Energy Storage Technologies, a unit of GE Transportations, is launching the Durathon battery backup system for the telecoms industry at CTIA Wireless exhibition in Las Vegas this week. The Durathon, the company says, features a proprietary sodium halide chemistry that allows it to last up to 10 times longer than traditional telecom backup storage […]

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AT&T’s ZERO draw charger to fight phantom power

| March 23, 2010 | 0 Comments
AT&T’s ZERO draw charger to fight phantom power

AT&T and Superior Communications have launched a new phone charger that promises to eliminate the phantom, or vampire, energy draw, from millions of chargers left plugged in. The AT&T ZERO charger works by automatically sensing when a mobile phone is not plugged up to the charger and cutting the power supply from the wall socket. […]

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