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Smart City India Council issues readiness guide

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Smart Cities Council India has issued a readiness guide for India cities looking to get smart. The 400-page Readiness Guide features 14 chapters and more than 80 case studies. The guide explores the current environment and drivers of smart cities in India, and takes a holistic look at the current supporting government missions. And, […]

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France commits €2 billion for three Indian smart cities

| November 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

France has reportedly committed to invest €2 billion into helping three Indian cities with their smart city projects, the Business Standard reports. The three cities – Chandigarh, Nagpur and Puducherry, is expected to receive the investment from French companies backed by the French government. According to founder of the Smart City Council (India) Pratap Padobe, […]

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India study evaluates the country’s smart city progress

| October 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

A study by a group of masters students and graduates at the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University in India aims to evaluate the progress of the country’s 98 designated cities to get funding as part of the government’s efforts to transform ICT infrastructure. Not surprising, smaller communities (towns) scored much better than larger […]

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Indus Towers’ green initiative – The Hindu

| May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Indus Towers Limited, a joint venture set up in 2007 by Bharti Infratel Ltd, Vodafone India and Aditya Birla Telecom, has increased the number of green sites in Andhra Pradesh circle comprising AP and Telangana to 4,450… As of now, 32% of towers in AP circle have been declared as green sites. Source: Indus Towers’ […]

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Focus on smart solutions for cities, not smart city solutions: GE

| April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
Focus on smart solutions for cities, not smart city solutions: GE

Greentechlead’s coverage of an Amcham 23rd AGM in New Delhi. India will need US$1.5-US$2 trillion over the next 10-15 years to upgrade infrastructure to support its population growth, expected to hit some 1.8 billion by 2050. Government of India should stay focused on doing the easy and basic things first, said Banmali Agrawala, president and […]

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Indian telecoms regulator want ADB funding for green nets

| October 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

India’s Department of Telecom is reportedly eying funding from the Asian Development Bank to help the country’s cash-strapped telcos meet its mandated green energy goals. The Times of India reported that the DoT plans to seek out the ADB for long-term soft loans for telcos, who were asked by the Department to migrate 50% of […]

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Telcos reluctant to go green – Times Of India

| September 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

India’s telecoms industry is still slow to go green despite regulatory requirements, according to this report in the Times of India. Indian telcos say they can’t meet government green targets because they can’t afford to put in huge investment in alternative energy sources. The government say that their targets are quite liberal. According to the […]

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New India regulation calls for 50% cell towers to use renewables by 2015

| December 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

India’s Department of Telecom has introduced new rules that will call for 50% of all mobile towers in the country to use some kind of renewable energy power by 2015. In perhaps an even more ambitious target, the new rules also call for at least 20% of urban cell sites to use some form of […]

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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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Bangalore smart grid study tendered – to US firms only

| January 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

BESCOM, or Bangalore Electrocity Supply Company Limited, is seeking qualified firms to help with a feasibility study for its smart grid implemention. However, the project, backed by the US Trade and Devleopment Agency with a budget of US$453,350, is only available to interested US firms, according to the tender documentation available on the FedBizOpps.gov site. […]

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