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Nokia shows off concept “remade” with recycled materials

| March 3, 2008 | 0 Comments
Nokia shows off concept “remade” with recycled materials

A team at the world’s biggest handset maker Nokia has developed a new model made entirely of recycled materials. The “remade” was unveiled at the GSM World Congress in Barcelona in early February and is constructed of 100% used materials. Recycled plastics

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Alcatel-Lucent solar-powered site connects remote Senegal islands

| February 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

Remote communities in the former French colony of Senegal can now use mobile phones as a result of the installation of Alcatel-Lucent’s 200th solar-powered cell site. The French equipment maker installed a GSM site, including the base station, microwave and other electrical components, is powered entirely by solar energy. The site now enables residents on […]

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Telwares launches handset recycling program for enterprise customers

| February 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

Telwares, a consultancy that helps Global 2000 corporations manage telecommunications spending, has announced a new initiative to help its customers manage the recycling of old handsets. Launched as part of Telwares’ Mobile Lifecycle Management solution, the new cell phone recycling service offers a secure and green way to dispose of old phones. “It is estimated […]

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Telenor Group tops Sustainability Book – mobile telecoms scored no better than silver class

| February 28, 2008 | 2 Comments
Telenor Group tops Sustainability Book – mobile telecoms scored no better than silver class

The Telenor Group has been ranked the best Mobile Telecom company in the world by the Sustainability Yearbook 2008. PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Sustainable Asset Management (SAM) invite the 2,500 largest companies based on the Dow Jones Global Index every year to participate in SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment. Telenor was awarded both titles for the Mobile Telecom […]

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Huawei joins green movement with base station solution

| January 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

China’s Huawei Technologies has launched a new solution that promises to reduce base station power consumption by 60%. Huawei’s Green Site Solution uses optimized hardware design, an innovative power amplifier and power consumption management, to help operators realize a high level of power saving. The solution adopts leading power amplifier technologies, including DPD and A-Doherty, […]

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Motorola eyes potential for alternative energy powered systems

| January 11, 2008 | 0 Comments
Motorola eyes potential for alternative energy powered systems

After the conclusion of a successful trial of a base station powered by wind and solar energy with Namibia mobile operator last year, Motorola says such solutions will be ideal for Asian operators faced with geographically-challenged locations. The Namibia trial, conducted in conjunction with the GSMA, consists of a commercial base station in a 6 […]

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Ericsson wins Vodafone deal for energy saving system

| January 11, 2008 | 0 Comments

Vodafone Germany has deployed Ericsson’s new Base Transceiver Station (BTS) Power Saving feature, which was developed to reduce energy consumption of mobile networks. The initiative is part of the operator’s strategy to reduce energy usage and corresponding carbon emissions. The new feature works by putting parts of the network that are not being used during […]

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2007 Review: the year IT and telecoms woke up to climate change

| January 5, 2008 | 0 Comments

Comment by Tony Chan 2007 was a historic year for the energy sector and its increasingly related half-sister – climate change. It was the year that Al Gore received a Nobel Peace Prize for his documentary film (and worldwide lecture tours) on the pending threat of climate change, a year when the price of oil […]

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Indian mobile networks outstripped power grid

| January 3, 2008 | 1 Comment

India’s booming wireless industry is stretching the country’s power supply, especially as mobile operators continue to expand their networks to more remote and less developed parts of the country. According to Jacob Mathew, general manager – projects for Idea Cellular, one of the biggest challenges of rolling out network infrastructure in the country is finding […]

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Mobile networks going green

| January 3, 2008 | 2 Comments

In just two weeks, the leading mobile network operators, Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) and Motorola, each made significant announcements on their efforts to combat climate change by implementing alternative energy-powered infrastructure and introducing more energy-efficient systems to cut carbon emissions. In addition to the overwhelming evident of green awareness by the mobile equipment vendors, […]

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