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    Category: Efficiency

    It’s that time of year again – on Saturday, March 25th between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. in every time zone around the world, we are all invited to support Earth Hour by turning off our lights to raise awareness about climate action. A variety of activities are scheduled at Ericsson headquarters and at many of….

    Like most operators, Vodafone Netherlands has seen tremendous growth in mobile network traffic in recent years, which has required continuous investment in extra network capacity and new technologies. Since Vodafone Netherlands is committed to ensuring that their energy consumption does not grow at the same pace as network traffic, they have been especially receptive to….

    The latest Ericsson Mobility Report summarizes a research paper Ericsson has published that shows ICT solutions could help reduce global GHG emissions by up to 15 percent by 2030, which amounts to around 10 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e), more than the current carbon footprint of the EU and US combined.

    Editor’s note: Today we are featuring a guest post by Karla Jerez, a solution manager in Latin America, specifically in the part of business devoted to Cable & Wireless. She writes about a network modernization in Panama that reduced energy consumption by 50 percent. One of the major concerns for operators these days is how….

    Editor’s note: Today we are featuring a post from Candice Taylor that originally appeared on the Ericsson Careers blog. Candice is a Program Manager for Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility and takes care of the Technology for Good projects in the region of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates: We recently launched the Arabic version of….

    Earlier this year, Ericsson and Vodafone in the Netherlands released the first radio site in the Netherlands powered with a hydrogen fuel cell. The majority of the Vodafone network is powered by green energy, but some of the company’s radio sites are not connected to the electricity grid and usually need to be powered by….

    Right now the mobile industry is very busy planning for 5G, the next step in the evolution of mobile communication that should provide state-of-the-art connectivity beyond 2020. 5G will be a key component of the Networked Society, and it will help us realize our vision of essentially unlimited access to information and sharing of data….

    Sustainability was in focus at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, supporting Ericsson’s theme of Enabling Changemakers in the Networked Society. A few highlights from our Technology for Good activities included the following, with a focus on energy and fuel cells. I’ll be writing about the rest of the event tomorrow:

    Telecom operators are usually ranked highest when it comes to expensive energy bills. According to the GSM Association (GSMA), mobile operators spend about USD 15 billion globally on their annual energy use. This expense is particularly noticeable in Europe, where energy prices are high and opex pressure on operators is soaring, which is why operators….