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It’s time to redefine the ‘best network’

It’s time to redefine the ‘best network.’

Higher capacity with lower energy consumption, the network redefined.

Redefining the best network

As communication services providers focus on securing network energy performance and achieving sustainability goals, the best network no longer means just fast and reliable. It’s time to redefine the ‘best network’ as high performing, energy efficient and sustainable.

It’s time to redefine what makes the ‘best network’

Do more with less

Doing more with less is key for communications service providers to reach their Net Zero target. More capacity with less energy consumption, better performance using lighter infrastructure and a big step towards Net Zero with a smaller carbon footprint – our portfolio helps you do more with less.

Modernizing a legacy site by adding Massive MIMO TDD and improving FDD capacity along with activating energy-saving software can enable an estimated 15% reduction in energy consumption and up to 12X more capacity compared to the legacy site.

Source: break the energy curve report

Customer case studies

Elisa reduces energy consumption 25% with AIR 3268

Elisa leverages 5G technology to become the most sustainable European CSP, while delivering superior network performance.

Rogers saves 25 GWh of power annually

Innovative Radio Access Networks (RAN) energy-saving software enables service providers to decrease power consumption while preparing their networks for 5G consumer and business demand.

Vodafone reduces energy consumption by 43% without sacrificing performance

Vodafone trials showed that the Ericsson AIR 3227 helped decrease energy consumption by an average of 43% when compared to previous generation Massive MIMO radios.

Chunghwa achieves 33% lower energy consumption by upgrading their Massive MIMO mid-band sites

Modernizing the network created an opportunity to upgrade the installed base of mid-band Massive MIMO from AIR 6488 to AIR 6419 and from AIR 3239 to AIR 3219.

Taiwanese operator Far EasTone has a 25% saving on daily RAN energy consumption

Ericsson Service Continuity AI app suite supported a sustainable, healthy network and saved 25 percent energy, with no adverse impact on network performance, in a collaboration with Far EasTone.

Deutsche Telekom attains 24% reduction in energy consumption

Standard connectivity hardware, used in a new way, proves itself capable of making truly sustainable 5G networks a reality.

Indosat Ooredoo sees 20-30% energy savings by modernizing their network

The modernization involved upgrading hardware, software and related services to build a modular RAN.

SK Telecom set to reduce power related operating costs by up to 63%

SK Telecom is providing differentiated 5G services in the world’s fastest growing 5G market, South Korea. Meeting these ambitions efficiently and economically requires solutions that can both support the required capacity and can be deployed and operated in an optimized way.

Innovating for sustainability

Ericsson named ABI Research's "Most Sustainable Telco Vendor"

Ericsson has been named the overall sustainability leader in a study conducted by ABI Research that evaluated the capabilities of telecom vendors to reduce energy use and waste across the industry.

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Ericsson named a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for 5G Network Infrastructure for CSPs report

Ericsson named a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for 5G Network Infrastructure for CSPs report

For the third year in a row, Ericsson is recognized in the Leaders' quadrant and positioned highest for Ability to Execute.

Ericsson ranked the leader in the Frost Radar™ 5G Network Infrastructure Market 2023 report for the third consecutive year

Apart from retaining its top ranking, Ericsson has also gained important recognition for developing energy-efficient 5G RAN solutions that cater to customers’ needs.

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Product portfolio

Enabling Net Zero

RAN modernization guide

To modernize mobile networks sustainably, we need to consider multiple factors in addition to the energy savings.

This guide supports communications service providers (CSPs) in sustainably evolving their mobile networks by providing a guide to help them make the best RAN modernization decisions.

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Helping our customers achieve Net Zero

How do we build networks with elevated performance while consuming less energy? In an interview at The Six Five Summit, Ciricia Proulx, Chief Marketing Officer & Head of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Ericsson North America, shares candid thoughts on the challenges facing the ICT industry and explains how redefining the ‘best network’ enables the journey toward Net Zero.

Breaking the energy curve

Energy consumption in mobile networks has increased over time. About the same increase with each new mobile generation. We must advance how we plan, deploy and operate mobile networks to break the upgoing trajectory of energy consumption.

By working through all three steps of our approach, we believe it is possible to break the energy curve in mobile networks.

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Ericsson’s Net Zero Journey

The journey to Net Zero starts here. ICT has a unique potential to enable other industrial sectors to move towards the low-carbon economy that will be central to meeting the SDGs.

See the clear, transparent, and science-backed steps Ericsson is taking to reach Net Zero in the entire value chain by 2040.

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