Nokia vows to minimise environmental impact
Cairo, February 26, 2008
As one of the largest telecommunications infrastructure companies in the world, Nokia Siemens Networks is at the forefront of developing communications services that are environmentally sustainable.
Being a key participant of the Cairo ICT conference and exhibition, Nokia Siemens Networks is committed to minimising its ecological footprint in an increasingly connected world.
Cairo ICT exhibition attracts regional and international players in the fields of telecommunication, networking, information technology, computing, and telecom operators and is by far the strongest regional forum tackling a wide array of ICT applications and industry issues in several domains and is held parallel to the exhibition.
The four-day exhibition concludes tomorrow (February 27) at the Cairo International Conference Centre, Egypt.
The biggest environmental impact of the telecommunications industry comes from the energy consumption related to the use of its products. As the world’s leading communications solution provider, and with a vision to connect five billion people by 2015, Nokia Siemens Networks recognises the environmental responsibility related to that vision and has developed a sustainable business approach that consists of minimising the environmental impact of its network solutions and services.
The solution focuses in particular on energy consumption in the most power-hungry areas of the network and provides substantial environmental benefits as well as reducing operating costs for network operators.
“Energy efficiency plays an important role in the protection of the environment. Energy consumption also has significant financial implications for communications service providers. So if a service provider can achieve reductions in its energy consumption, this will have a direct impact on operational expenditure, as well as minimizing CO2 emissions,” said head of Egypt, Levant and Iran Sub-region, Nokia, Thomas Ernst.
Nokia Siemens Networks has identified four key ways to achieve energy efficiency for its customers and end users: Minimising the number of base station sites; minimising the need for air conditioning to cool the sites; using the latest base station technology and deploying software features that optimise the use of radio access for wireless communications.
“The energy consumption of a base station site can be reduced by up to 70 per cent with Nokia Siemens Networks’ Energy Efficiency solution. This significant reduction in energy consumption creates a more environmentally friendly network operation and lower operating costs for Nokia Siemens Networks’ operator customers. So whether providers are extending network coverage or improving existing networks, our Energy Efficiency offering will provide the tools to minimize energy consumption at both site and network level,” added Ernst. – TradeArabia News Service