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ITU wants ICT in UN’s COP-17 agenda

| July 13, 2011 | 1 Comment
ITU wants ICT in UN’s COP-17 agenda

Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-17) in Durban, South Africa, the ITU is calling for the inclusion of ICT into the negotiating text of the conference. While climate change is certainly gaining mindshare at the UN, the industry was effectively sidelined at the last conference in Copenhagen, prompting outspoken criticism from some of […]

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EU Commission for Climate Action calls for 20% budget spend on climate-related intiatives

| July 13, 2011 | 0 Comments
EU Commission for Climate Action calls for 20% budget spend on climate-related intiatives

The EU Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard is calling for a 3x raise in ‘climate-related’ spending for the next EU budget. In a post on the EurActiv website, Hedegaard points out that the current budget only allocates around 5%-7% to climate-related projects such as wind turbines, improving grid connections, and making cities more climate friendly, […]

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Interview with Telenor Connexion: Inside the world of M2M

| July 11, 2011 | 0 Comments
Interview with Telenor Connexion: Inside the world of M2M

Telenor Connexion, the unit of the Telenor Group focused on the machine-to-machine market, has been developing and deploying M2M applications for customers for the past decade. Green Telecom Live speaks with Gwenn Larsson, head of marketing at Telenor Connexion, about what makes M2M different from the rest of the mobile industry and the kinds of […]

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SITA and Orange Business Services launch global cloud

| July 5, 2011 | 0 Comments
SITA and Orange Business Services launch global cloud

SITA, the air transport industry IT specialist, and global communications provider, Orange Business Services – the former communications arm of SITA, have agreed to jointly build a global, high performance, managed cloud computing infrastructure and offering. The new platform will see six seamlessly interconnected Tier III+ and Tier IV data centres in five continents, in […]

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Telcos to sell Microsoft Office 365 on cloud

| July 4, 2011 | 0 Comments
Telcos to sell Microsoft Office 365 on cloud

Major telecoms operators around the world will now be selling desktop software, albeit via the cloud. SingTel, Telstra, NTT Communications, Vodafone, Bell Canada, and Telefonica, have all signed up to distribute, or as Microsoft puts it, syndicate, Microsoft’s cloud-based Office 365 offering. Basically, Office 365 will give a user a package of software – Office, […]

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Green ideas from Cisco’s new data centre

| April 19, 2011 | 1 Comment
Green ideas from Cisco’s new data centre

Cisco has opened a new data centre in Allen, Texas that features some innovative ideas on energy efficiency and reliability on top of the conventional green IT methodologies. The tier 3 facility offers 38,000 sq. ft. of hosting area and is powered by redundant 10 MW feeds providing 5.25 MW of capacity for IT. In […]

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Why energy efficiency is critical for growth at Verizon

| March 29, 2011 | 0 Comments
Why energy efficiency is critical for growth at Verizon

Original article via CommsDay International Energy efficiency and network optimising might be one of the hottest topics for improving operational costs of telecoms operators, but the two factors might also be a critical factor for growth. Basically, an upgrade to the latest generation of equipment not only saves power and space, but it is sometimes […]

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Green data centres are “hot” in China – APC by Schneider

| January 12, 2011 | 0 Comments
Green data centres are “hot” in China – APC by Schneider

Power systems specialist, APC by Schneider, has unveiled a new strategy that will focus on helping data centre operators drive energy efficiency through the implementation of its traditional power and power management solutions, but in an architecture that features enhanced integration and automation of the passive infrastructure within facilities. The new solution, dubbed InfraStruxure, was […]

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In search of the greenest telco on the Fortune Global 500

| September 28, 2010 | 3 Comments
In search of the greenest telco on the Fortune Global 500

A core part of Green Telecom Live’s theme is to promote carbon accountability in the telecoms industry. As such, we have produced the first ever research report into the carbon performance and the strategies of the world’s top telcos, according to the Fortune Global 500 list of such companies in 2009. The research was compiled […]

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