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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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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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MWC2010: What drives adoption of renewable energy sites

| March 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Despite the ongoing rhetoric by the ICT industry to reduce its carbon footprint and adopt more environmentally friendly technologies, the main driver behind the roll out of renewable energy cell sites by mobile operators is still very much about power and cost. While there’s much discussion by industry initiatives such as the Green Power for […]

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MWC2010: Anatomy of a hybrid base station

| February 25, 2010 | 0 Comments
MWC2010: Anatomy of a hybrid base station

Green Telecom Live had a chance to catch up with power systems specialist PowerOasis at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The company, which supplies power systems for base stations to mobile operators – among other infrastructure operators – offered us a very interesting look at how power is generated in a hybrid wind […]

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MWC2010: Vodafone’s Green Tech programme

| February 23, 2010 | 0 Comments
MWC2010: Vodafone’s Green Tech programme

Vodafone had a more or less complete cell site outside their pavilion at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, demonstrating their Green Technology Programme. The installation featured a bank of solar panels connected to what appeared to be a full cell site complete with antenna and base station controller. The demo equipment itself was […]

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Digicel Pacific installs hybrid solar power cell sites in PNG

| February 14, 2010 | 5 Comments
Digicel Pacific installs hybrid solar power cell sites in PNG

Digicel Pacific, who operate a cell phone network in Papua New Guinea, has put in solar panels for some of its cell towers, not so much to protect one of the purest natural environment on earth, but to drive better operational efficiency and cut the cost of powering its network. According to Eltek Valere, who […]

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What being green means for BT

| February 9, 2010 | 0 Comments
What being green means for BT

British Telecom is arguably one of the most advance organizations in the world when it comes to its own sustainability initiatives. Ever since we founded Green Telecom, Live, we’ve heard on many occasions, BT’s progress on its drive to reduce its environmental impact and develop strategic towards sustainable practices. To sum those up in half […]

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