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IBM to build $360m flagship green data centre

| August 6, 2008 | 0 Comments
IBM to build $360m flagship green data centre

Big Blue, and now Big Green, IBM, has unveiled plans to build a US$360 million data centre at its facility in Research Triangle Park in North Carolina. The company will renovate an existing building at the site to create “one of the most technologically advanced and energy efficient data centres in the world.” “The new […]

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KT to set up renewable energy unit

| August 6, 2008 | 0 Comments

Korea’s KT will include a renewable energy unit in is articles of association by the end of this year. The country’s incumbent fixed line operator reportedly reached an agreement at a meeting of its corporate social responsibility committee meeting in early July to set up a renewable energy unit and to expand its environmental management […]

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Producing energy like plants: cleantech breakthrough?

| August 5, 2008 | 0 Comments
Producing energy like plants: cleantech breakthrough?

It’s been a long time since I’ve written about advances in clean energy regeneration, but it is always an area of interest and I follow it on my spared time or whenever I can, simply because it is so much like the telecoms industry circa 1997. What caught my eye this week and prompted to […]

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High fuel costs drive SMBs to mobile – 3 Mobile report

| July 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

By Sonia Han, Communications Day A new report from 3 Mobile has claimed that small businesses are boosting mobile usage to drive down fuel expenses. The study ‘Petrol, Business Mobility and Communications’ surveyed 1278 businesses nationwide. 93% of respondents believe that rising petrol costs are impacting their organization and approximately 40% of them said this […]

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Telco Systems taps solar start up for energy cost relief

| July 23, 2008 | 0 Comments

Israeli carrier Ethernet specialist, Telco Systems, has tapped an experimental solar energy system to power its laboratory following an intense search for solutions to lower rising costs. Telco Systems CEO, Zvi Marom, says the new miniature concentrating photovoltaic (MCPV) solar system developed by a new Israeli start up, Distributed Solar Power (DiSP), fits perfectly to […]

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ICT bigwigs enter solar market

| July 23, 2008 | 0 Comments

The world’s biggest semiconductor maker will spin off solar technology it has developed to a new start up called SpectraWatt Inc. Intel will also lead the first round of funding for SpectraWatt worth US$50 million. Other investors include Cogentrix Energy – a Goldman Sachs subsidiary, PCG Clean Energy and Technology Fund, and Germany’s Solon AG. […]

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Internode to go green with new Adelaide data centre

| July 12, 2008 | 0 Comments

By Petroc Wilton, Communications Day Internode is searching for ways to reduce the carbon footprint of the new $3 million data centre it plans to install in Adelaide. After being awarded ‘CO2-neutral’ status in a recent carbon audit, the firm is now looking at other green initiatives in Australia and abroad for examples of environmentally […]

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Power costs adding to wireless opex

| July 8, 2008 | 0 Comments

By CommsDay Wireless network operating expenditure will top $22 billion within five years thanks to rising power costs. But advances in green computing and mobile base station efficiency will begin mitigating against those increases a year earlier, according to a new prediction by ABI Research. The firm believes dynamic network dimensioning, better hardware integration and […]

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Telstra bumps up ‘green’ credentials, aims for carbon-friendly NBN

| July 6, 2008 | 0 Comments

By Sonia Han, Communications Day Telstra has introduced a ‘green’ installation at its Melbourne office, using it to tout the “vital” importance of the proposed National Broadband Network in reducing carbon emissions and increasing productivity. Last week, Telstra installed a 5 kilowatt hydrogen (H) fuel cell test facility at its Melbourne head office, which it […]

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78% companies not ready for carbon emission reporting regulations

| July 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

By Sonia Han, CommsDay A new survey has found that only 22% of Australian businesses have practices in place to measure carbon emissions, 36% have no practices in place but are interested in evaluating them, and 33% have no plans to measure carbon emissions. According to the annual survey of Sun Microsystems’ ANZ customers, out […]

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