Tag: Networks

Cellular networks for Massive IoT – enabling low power wide area applications: Ericsson

| January 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
Cellular networks for Massive IoT – enabling low power wide area applications: Ericsson

With new standards specifically targeting the connectivity requirements of Massive Internet of Things (IoT) applications, cellular networks can deliver reliable, secure and diverse IoT services using existing network infrastructure. In the Networked Society, every person and every industry will be empowered to reach their full potential. By delivering machine-to-machine (M2M) and machine-to-person communications on a […]

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Vodafone using fuel cells to cut emissions in South African network

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Vodafone using fuel cells to cut emissions in South African network

The Vodafone Group is now deploying fuel cells as an alternative source for power for some of its cell sites. Vodafone Group senior manager of infrastructure and energy Lee Andrew Jones wrote in post on TelecomLead that the operator’s South African operations Vodacom has turned to fuel cells to power sites, particularly sites outside the […]

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GreenTouch says it can cut mobile net energy by 10,000x

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
GreenTouch says it can cut mobile net energy by 10,000x

GreenTouch, the green telecom organisation founded by Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs, announced that its members and partners have developed ways to cut mobile infrastructure energy consumption by as much as 10,000 times, compared to today’s networks. Five years after its foundation, GreenTouch unveiled a set of new tools, technologies, and architectures to improve the energy efficiency […]

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Nokia shrinks LTE base station into a box

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

First published in Communications Day Nokia Networks claims to have developed a new LTE “network in a box” solution that will provide the same macro site capacity and coverage as traditional LTE base stations, but in a compact, rapidly deployable solution. The Network in a box solution will designed to offer all the features of […]

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Is China fuelling the African mobile surge with cheap solar?

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

According to this article by Steven Sinofsky, a board partner at Andreessen Horowitz, China’s development of cheap solar power systems have enabled more and more of Africa to get online with their mobile phones. With China bringing down the cost of larger panels, and the abundance of trade between Africa and China, there’s an explosion […]

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Guest post: The State of Energy Today—What Every Operator Must Know

| September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Navin Vohra, vice president, Wireless Sales, Asia Pacific and India, CommScope As mobile operators seek new ways to meet the ever-increasing need for bandwidth today and in the future, they face many challenges – evolving technology and new applications. The continued data growth of connected devices is predicted to reach US$50 billion by 2020. […]

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Silver Spring Networks launchs cloud-based insight-as-a-service

| August 7, 2012 | 1 Comment
Silver Spring Networks launchs cloud-based insight-as-a-service

Silver Spring Networks, a provide of smart grid infrastructure solutions, has launched a suite of cloud-based services for utility operators. The SilverLink Cloud services provide insight-as-a-service features, including SilverLink Console, a real-time application and field network monitoring, alerts, and performance data, and Operations Center, which allow customers to easily integrate Silver Spring alerts, configuration and […]

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Efficiency can save mobile nets US$2bn in energy cost – GSMA

| June 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

First published in Communications Day GSMA updated its 2009 Green Manifesto this week, outlining potential savings of up to US$2 billion per year for the world’s mobile network operators if energy efficient networking technologies are adopted. Using data from the GSMA’s Mobile Energy Effiicency Benchmarking service to calculate both the energy costs and related CO2e […]

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The “Cisco Story” infographic

| April 14, 2012 | 0 Comments
The “Cisco Story” infographic

Here is a really cool infographic from Cisco on its raison d’etre and how it sees the world. Interesting tidbits: IP traffic will quadruple by 2014 due to video 50 billion devices on the Internet by 2020 30% of all data to pass through the cloud by 2020 There are some pretty daunting data points, […]

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Billion dollar opportunity in smart grids for public cellular operators by 2020

| April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mobile operators can tap into a potential market of US$1 billion from the supply of networking services to smart grid deployments, says new research from Pike Research. According to the market researchers, utilities have so far ignored public cellular networks for their smart grid initiatives, but that is about to change. A confluence of factors […]

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