In a Mobile World Congress likely to strongly highlight energy efficiency and sustainability, Nokia has brought out a well-timed announcement in which it commits to reducing its total global greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) to net zero by 2040, accelerating its previous target by ten years and putting it ahead of the Paris Agreement target of net zero by 2050.
China’s ZTE Corporation a provider of information and communication technology solutions, is unveiling a number of 5G-Advanced (5G-A)-rated innovations during the MWC 2024, many involving power-saving and energy-efficient offerings.
Teraco, Africa’s largest interconnection hub and vendor-neutral data centre provider, is planning the construction of a 120MW utility-scale solar PV energy facility in the Free State province of South Africa.
Indian data centre company Nxtra by Airtel has announced an agreement with renewable energy specialist Ampln and leading distributed energy company Amplus Energy to procure an additional 140,208 MWh of renewable energy.
The telecoms sector has an indisputable impact on the environment. Operating a reliable network requires vast amounts of power, the manufacture of network equipment and personal devices produces significant carbon emissions, and the swift obsolescence of these devices generates a constant stream of e-waste.