To reduce diesel utilization in rural areas.
Ericsson began a 3G modernization project with a solar hybrid solution.
Reduction in the carbon foot print, with 7.2 hours less generator runtime per day, compared to the conventional hybrid system. This is more than 7,000 liters of diesel saved per site, per year. There was also a 50 percent reduction in total yearly OPEX costs.
Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals
The highlighted Sustainable Development Goals are included in the project.
The facts: At the end of 2018, around 4.3 billion subscribers out of the world’s total population of 7.6 billion had internet access via mobile broadband technology. It is forecast that an additional 1.9 billion subscribers will have mobile broadband internet access by 2024.
– Extract from the Ericsson Mobility Report, January 2019