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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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Intel plans eight new solar installations

| January 26, 2010 | 0 Comments
Intel plans eight new solar installations

Intel has contracted new solar electric installations targeted at eight locations in four US states with an estimated total generating capacity of 2.5 megawatts of clean solar energy. The new solar power installations will be located in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Oregon, the company said. “Intel is committed to renewable energy to reduce our […]

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Alcatel-Lucent, Vodafone Qatar go hybrid on green cell site

| January 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

Vodafone Qater and Alcatel-Lucent have deployed the first hybrid green mobile cell site in Qatar. As its name indicates, the cell site will leverage both solar and wind power generation systems using a solution that can tap into both energy sources, according to the companies. The wind turbine at the Qatar site has been mounted […]

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We know telecoms, we know energy – NSN

| December 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

Nokia Siemens Networks is seeking applications and partnerships with the energy sector, claiming a similarity with its core business in the telecoms industry. The company says that it will use its existing portfolio, combined with new partnerships to address opportunities in the energy sector. NSN adds that demand for renewable energy, intelligent power grids and […]

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Telenor Pakistan turns to the sun for rural coverage

| November 5, 2009 | 2 Comments
Telenor Pakistan turns to the sun for rural coverage

Telenor Pakistan, who has already deployed solar powered base stations to beat the country’s electricity scarcity, has now signed a contract with Nokia Siemens Networks to build off-grid sites for rural areas. NSN is the incumbent network supplier for Telenor Pakistan. “Expanding into rural areas is a challenge, as there is no access to the […]

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ZTE supplies solar powered handset to Uganda Telecom

| September 7, 2009 | 0 Comments
ZTE supplies solar powered handset to Uganda Telecom

ZTE has reportedly supplied Uganda Telecom with a solar-powered handset that the operator has dubbed, Kasana. According to media reports, the handset will work for up to 12 hours after an hour under the sun. “Uganda Telecom is committed to developing products that are relevant to the communication needs of Ugandans and today we bring […]

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230,000 solar, wind-powered cell sites by 2014 – In Stat

| August 31, 2009 | 1 Comment

Market researchers In Stat says the expansion of cellular networks into off grid areas will fueled the growth of cell sites powered by renewable energy sources such as solar and wind. According to the firm’s latest research, by 2014, over 230,000 cellular base stations in developing countries will be solar-powered or wind-powered. The firm estimates […]

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