According to an analysis by the GSMA, approximately 25% of all electricity purchased for the worldwide mobile industry is now derived from renewable sources. This indicates that operators are making major strides in order to achieve their net zero goals.
Margherita Della Valle, CFO and Interim CEO at Vodafone Group, called for European operators to pool their energy resources across every market to support larger renewable projects by acting as anchor tenants with energy providers.
EnterpriseWeb is presenting stage 3 of its award-winning multi-vendor Intel 5G RAN testbed. Based on a secure edge gateway use-case, the testbed showcases dynamic configuration of Intel® Ethernet Controller E810 and network functions to continuously optimize processing of secure packets. It demonstrates consistent and predictable low-latency and energy consumption at scale, enabling Telecom MEC and Sustainability initiatives.
The golden era of 6G technology is tantalizingly close – and with it a safer, more sustainable, and connected planet that promises to shake up the future of mankind. Finland is a global forerunner in developing 6G – indeed there are already numerous research initiatives and industry vertical specific visions to help support companies and societies around the world.
Communications Service Providers in the Top 20 5G markets are enjoying revenue growth with Enhanced Mobile broadband and Fixed Wireless Access proving popular early use cases. Cloud gaming, enterprise, and industrial deployments are also gaining momentum, as per new research from the Ericsson Mobility Report team.
BT Group and Stratospheric Platforms Ltd have joined forces for a groundbreaking mobile coverage trial at BT’s Adastral Park facility. This new, innovative antenna technology seeks to provide 4G and 5G from the air in an effort to unlock connectivity for hard-to-reach areas with cost-efficient sustainability.
Cellnex and Nokia to deploy private 5G network in ADIF logistics centers to boost digitalization, process automation, and cost reduction in rail freight transport.
Launched by Verizon and Centech, in collaboration with Bell Canada, the 5G Development Hub creates a unique space for startups and scaleups to realize the transformative power of 5G and Mobile Edge Computing (MEC).
Portland General Electric (PSE) partners with Expeto to accelerate grid modernization, renewable energy outcomes, and enhanced worker safety.
Tele2 has won an extensive Nordic-wide procurement deal to provide network services for the fuel company OKQ8, with a focus on climate-smart total solutions. Through the new agreement, Tele2 will supply OKQ8 with several innovative services within a ‘network as a service’ framework. Tele2 will offer this service for the life-cycle management and recycling of electronic waste to give OKQ8 a fully circular process that contributes to its own sustainability efforts.
Like the past two years, 2023 will likely be another year of headwinds and change. While there’s no way to predict what will unfold for telcos, there are a few trends we expect to take root.
2023 is shaping up to be a challenging year. The ongoing war, energy crisis, rising interest rates, and rampant inflation have created a perfect storm for the telco industry. That said, plenty of exciting developments and changes are on the horizon.