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IBM to share patents in climate change challenge

| January 14, 2008 | 0 Comments

IBM, Nokia, Pitney Bowes, and Sony have established the world’s first open patent sharing platform for the environment. The initiative, led by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and IBM, aims to compile a set portfolio of patents, dubbed the “Eco-Patent Commons,” that will be made available to the public. The initiative also […]

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Trox AITCS rolls out CO2-based cooling system

| January 14, 2008 | 0 Comments

Trox AITCS (Trox advanced IT cooling system) plans to step up promotion of a new cooling system that promises up to 7x more heat dissipation capacity as traditional air or water-based systems. The system is being marketed to data centre operators and large financial institutions

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ITU ponders systematic standards review in light of climate change

| January 11, 2008 | 0 Comments

In a statement to the UN Conference on Climate Change in Bali, Indonesia, the ITU outlined a list of activities aimed at enhancing its efforts to combat global warming. Among the list, the ITU says its Telecommunications Standardization Advisory Group (TSAG) strongly backs the hosting of an international symposium that will call for a systematic […]

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Motorola eyes potential for alternative energy powered systems

Motorola eyes potential for alternative energy powered systems

| January 11, 2008 | 0 Comments

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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Going green among top 10 trends for China’s ICT sector in 2008

| January 11, 2008 | 0 Comments

CCID Consulting, a Hong Kong-listed research, consulting and IT outsourcing service provider, identified Green ICT as a key trend for China’s information and communications technology sector for 2008. “Green ICT is prevailing among the semiconductor, product, database and IDC fields “Under the rise of energy prices, the state’s energy saving policy,

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Server electricity requirements could add 10 GW power plants by 2010

| January 11, 2008 | 0 Comments

A new study released by chipmaker, AMD, forecasts massive electricity requirements to power global growth in data centres unless new energy efficiency initiatives are deployed. The study, conducted by Standard Ph.D Jonathan Koomey and based on historical and projected server shipments from analyst firm, IDC, documented server energy

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Green Telecom briefs – 11 January 2008

| January 11, 2008 | 0 Comments

CES urges visitors to offset emissions: In addition to a commitment to offset the environment impact of the show through donations to renewable-energy, energy-efficiency and reforestation efforts, organizers for this year’s 2008 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is urging visitors to the show to offset the carbon footprint of travelling to the event.

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Norway’s Telenor and 12 peers form partnership to fight climate change

| January 11, 2008 | 0 Comments

Norwegian operator, Telenor, and 12 global corporations headquartered in Norway, will collaborate on a project called KlimaGevinst or “Climate benefit,” to make the country’s businesses a leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. “Telenor want to contribute to combat climate change

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BT talks green

| January 10, 2008 | 2 Comments

British Telecom can be seen as a clear leader in the fight against climate change, both within and outside the telecom sector. The company has embarked on a major companywide movement to reduce carbon emissions, implemented policies to reduce travel, and recently announced plans to spend some £250 million to build wind farms to supply […]

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