Mike Wright, Head of Wireless at Australian operator Telstra, says sustainability is important to the company. Hear his views on how working with Ericsson, through the TCO2 approach, is helping Telstra reduce its carbon footprint.
A group of 15 leading telecommunications service providers, component and infrastructure vendors and academic institutions have launched "EARTH" (Energy Aware Radio and Network Technologies), a consortium whose goal is to achieve a 50% reduction in the energy consumption of 4th Generation (4G) mobile wireless communication networks within the next two-and-a-half years.
The massive earthquake which hit central Italy in April 2009 causing death and destruction in the Abruzzo region, devastated the Teofilo Patini school in a village near the city of L'Aquila, the epicenter. Ericsson's employees in Italy responded immediately, donating working time and money toward reconstruction efforts.
There are about 245,000 street children living in 79 major Philippine cities. These children are faced with a number of difficult issues, from health problems to drugs. Many of them do not receive a school education and do not feel empowered to report the incidents of abuse or violence that they endure.
In São Paolo homeless young people have long been unable to become independent and access higher education. Teenagers exposed to alcohol and other drugs, violence, family problems, and who suffer from social exclusion are in a similarly disadvantaged position.
Students in Kumasi, Ghana have started to interact with American peers to share ideas and learn about other parts of the world, thanks to a partnership between the city, the Millennium Cities Initiative, Ericsson and African operator Zain.