Tag: green base stations

NBN Co to trial energy efficiency techs

| September 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Communications Day, a subscription based newsletter for the telecoms industry in Australia, reports that energy efficiency will be a major focus of the country’s National Broadband Network initiative. According to the report, NBN Co., the company rolling out the NBN, is working closely with its supplier of wireless technologies, Ericsson, on energy efficient sites, including […]

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TRAI’s green telecom efforts not sufficient say experts – Moneylife Personal Finance site and magazine

| March 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

Another take on the Prof Girish Kumar submission to TRAI’s green telecom consultation. Basically, the same message, with more emphasis on the potential health hazards from cell towers and why telecoms operators shouldn’t be given subsidies to power their cell sites. Original story: TRAI’s green telecom efforts not sufficient say experts – Moneylife Personal Finance […]

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Reduce power output of BTS – response to TRAI Green Telecom consultation

| March 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

An interesting report by Prof Girish Kumar of the Electrical Engineering Department at IIT Bombay on a consultation paper on green telecommunications by the Indian regulatory body, TRAI. His recommendation on green communications – reduce the maximum output power for base stations. According to Prof Kumar, by limited the transmitted power of base station sites […]

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Green energy to drive tower cos’ biz-Telecom-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times on Mobile

| March 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

via: Green energy to drive tower cos’ biz-Telecom-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times on Mobile. @the Economic Times of India NEW DELHI: Telecom tower companies are beginning to use green and efficient alternatives in renewable energy, especially in rural areas where electricity is scarce, opening up new business avenues worth over $1 billion for clean energy […]

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ZTE delivers 1000th green site to Nepal’s Ncell

| January 5, 2011 | 1 Comment

ZTE says it has delivered its 1000th base station site to Nepali mobile operator Ncell. The sites were based on ZTE’s green energy BTS solution, which include energy efficient equipment as well as specially designed environment features for Nepal’s challenge weather conditions. According to ZTE, the project faced numerous challenges, including harsh natural environments in […]

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Power to the people – GSMA’s mini-grid vision

| November 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

By CommsDay International The GSMA and the International Finance Corporation – the commercial arm of the World Bank, has launched a new program designed to turn mobile base stations sites into power generators for the communities they serve. The Community Power for Mobile program will aim to turn excess power generated by mobile network base […]

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Nokia Siemens claims world’s lowest power network server

| October 20, 2010 | 1 Comment

Nokia Siemens Networks says its Flexi-NS (Network Server) is the world’s lowest power consuming server for mobile operators, capable of supporting 100,000 subscribers on 59 watts of power. The company unveiled the product at 4G World this week, and expects to ship it commercially by end-2010.

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Hutchison Telecom deploys fuel cells in Indonesia

| April 19, 2010 | 2 Comments

Hutchison Telecom’s Indonesian unit, PT Hutchison CP Telecommunications, is deploying PEM (polymer electrolyte membrane, also called proton exchange membrane) fuel cells as backup power systems for its network throughout the Indonesian Island of Sumatra. The PEM fuel cell products are being supplied by IdaTech, a Bend, Oregon-based company specialising in the design, development and manufacturing […]

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India cell towers to go solar – govt to fund 50%

| April 8, 2010 | 4 Comments

A massive initiative is reportedly underway by all of India’s cell tower companies to migrate their infrastructure to solar power, from existing diesel power solutions. According to India’s iGovernment website, a total of 250,000 cell phone towers can be converted to the renewable energy solution, including 32,500 from GTL Infra – a subsidiary of Mumbai-based […]

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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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