Tag: green telecoms

ZTE releases LoRa-based smart meters

| March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

ZTE has entered into the smart meter space by combining LoRA networking and smart meters at CeBit. These new meters meet smart meter reading systems’ requirements for long-distance transmission of small data. The three released LoRa-based smart meters: single-phase smart meter, single-phase prepaid smart meter, and three-phase smart meter, meet most of residents’ expectations, the […]

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AT&T is developing a “smart city framework”

| January 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

AT&T is now working IT and Big Data majors on a framework that will unify smart city applications under a common platform. According to the company, it now has partnerships with Cisco, Ericsson, GE, Qualcomm, Deloitte, Intel and others to develop smart city applications. AT&T said it aims to bring smart city trials to at […]

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ITU standards to integrate Internet of Things in Smart Cities

| June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

New expert group to specialise in IoT and its applications ITU members have established a new ITU-T Study Group to address the standardization requirements of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, with an initial focus on IoT applications in smart cities. The new group is titled “ITU-T Study Group 20: IoT and its applications, including smart […]

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Telcos, networks, ICT, to play critical roles in future smart cities – IDC

| August 21, 2011 | 1 Comment
Telcos, networks, ICT, to play critical roles in future smart cities – IDC

A new report has identified networks will be the foundation for intelligent communities in the future, and telecoms operators will play a critical role in facilitating that future. The report, “Delivering Next Generation Citizen Services” by market researchers IDC, and sponsored by Cisco Systems, concludes that the network will be the key component to more […]

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Key highlights of NTT America’s new co-gen data centre

| August 7, 2011 | 0 Comments
Key highlights of NTT America’s new co-gen data centre

NTT America has implemented one of the world’s first co-generation data centres using fuel cell technology. The project will put in 500kW of power generation from fuel cells from Bloom Energy, which equates to about 10% of the existing power consumption load for the facility. Green Telecom Live actually spoke to Kazuhiro Gomi, president and […]

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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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2011 – the year for fuel cells?

| December 20, 2010 | 0 Comments
2011 – the year for fuel cells?

Oregon-based fuel cell maker, IdaTech, says that 2011 might be the year that fuel cells enter the mainstream market. The company, which designs and manufacturers fuel cell systems for telecoms networks believes that the previously more expensive technology is approaching the point of competitiveness with current technologies. IdaTech President and CEO Harol (Hal) Koyama, offers […]

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Should telcos start looking at subsea power cables

| July 14, 2010 | 0 Comments
Should telcos start looking at subsea power cables

As we noted a while back, the energy industry is becoming a lot like the telecoms industry. From what was traditionally national grids, the energy sector is going increasingly cross border. The notion is not new since subsea power transmission cables have been in place to deliver energy from power rich markets to power starved […]

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Telecommunications and the Environment: But What About the Customer? – Telstra

| October 23, 2009 | 1 Comment
Telecommunications and the Environment: But What About the Customer? – Telstra

Full transcript of the presentation by Dr Turlough F Guerin, group manager, Environment, Telstra, at the Green Telecom Session of the CommsDay Melbourne Congress. Summary: Telstra has shown the possibility for its business to deliver emissions reductions across the economy. We are now using our own products and services to help our customers reduce their […]

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Exclusive: Eltek Valere introduces solar-optimized power rectifier for telecoms networks

| June 15, 2009 | 3 Comments
Exclusive: Eltek Valere introduces solar-optimized power rectifier for telecoms networks

Power systems specialist, Eltek Valere, is expected to announce a solar-optimized version of its Flatpack 2 HE (high efficiency) Rectifier for telecoms networks this week. According to Kenneth Bodahl, Eltek Valere’s managing director of Asia Pacific, the new Flatpack 2 HE Solar rectifier was specially developed for the operating conditions of sites that utilize some […]

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