Category Archives: GPM Resource

  • IBS Tower – Indonesia – Feasibility Study

    June 17, 2014 | Mobile for Development | East Asia and Pacific

    IBS was founded in 2006 as an in-building service provider and rapidly transformed itself into a prominent telecom tower company and operator of shared network infrastructure in Indonesia. IBST’s assets are strategically deployed across Indonesia where operators need it most, … Continue reading

  • Sizing the Opportunity: Green Telecoms in Myanmar – Market Analysis

    June 13, 2014 | Mobile for Development | East Asia and Pacific

    This Market Analysis for Myanmar aims at providing market insights and highlight opportunities for telecom operators in the green power sector. The report analyses the state of the telecom market and how networks are currently being powered to provide an … Continue reading

  • GPM Online Vendor Directory

    June 12, 2014 | Mobile for Development | Global

    The GPM Vendor Directory is an online global landscape of green energy vendors and service providers. This directory supports mobile network operators, and the wider mobile industry, in adopting green energy alternatives to power mobile base stations and networks. This … Continue reading

  • Best Practices for Energy Provision in Telecoms: Francophone Africa

    April 22, 2014 | Mobile for Development | Sub-Saharan Africa

    This document focuses on the best practices for energy provision in the mobile industry and looks at various alternatives available for sustainable energy provision in a commercially viable approach. The scope of the document limits to the ‘approach’ rather than … Continue reading

  • Green Site Selection Best Practice: Pakistan and Afghanistan

    March 7, 2014 | Mobile for Development | South Asia

    This document provides guidelines for MNOs in Afghanistan and Pakistan to determine if a base station site is a suitable candidate to convert into a green site and provide a best practice process for MNOs. Download here

  • GPM Bi-annual Report – January 2014

    February 3, 2014 | Mobile for Development | Global

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  • Best Procurement and Maintenance Practice: Indonesia

    December 12, 2013 | Mobile for Development | East Asia and Pacific

    This document is a best practice guide for the Indonesian market, providing guidance on choosing and procuring green solutions as well as on operations and maintenance of green sites. The document also presents multiple CAPEX and OPEX business models with … Continue reading

  • Best Practice Operations Guide – West Africa

    November 27, 2013 | Mobile for Development | Sub-Saharan Africa

    This document focuses on best operation practices, to assist the MNOs/Tower Companies and ESCOs in adopting the most adequate approach to operations and maintenance of telecom power infrastructure in order to improve service availability and OPEX efficiency in West Africa. … Continue reading

  • Greening Telecoms: Pakistan and Afghanistan Market Analysis

    November 1, 2013 | Mobile for Development | South Asia

    This document aims at identifying and examining the potential for green power deployments in the telecom industry of Pakistan and Afghanistan. This report analyses Afghanistan and Pakistan’s renewable energy resources, their green technology regulations, the current state of green deployments … Continue reading

  • GPM Vendor Landscape – Afghanistan & Pakistan – October 2013

    October 25, 2013 | Mobile for Development | South Asia

    The purpose of this Afghanistan and Pakistan Vendor Landscape is to support mobile operators in their green power initiatives by providing them with a directory of green power vendors/service providers operating or interested in operating in the region. The document … Continue reading

  • Best Practice Procurement Guide – Bangladesh

    July 16, 2013 | Mobile for Development | South Asia

    This Best Practice Procurement Guide offers guidance for Bangladesh’s telecom industry to develop its renewable energy solutions and describes the current best practices in Bangladesh, based on GPM’s latest research and analysis. Download here

  • GPM Bi-annual Report – July 2013

    July 16, 2013 | Mobile for Development | Global

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  • Best Practice Procurement Guide – East Africa

    July 8, 2013 | Mobile for Development | Sub-Saharan Africa

    This document aims at addressing the one key aspect of deployment – the best procurement practice, to assist the MNOs and other stakeholders in adopting the best approach to green power deployment and scaling the adoption of green power. The … Continue reading

  • GPM Vendor Landscape – West and Francophone Africa – June 2013

    June 25, 2013 | Mobile for Development | Sub-Saharan Africa

    The purpose of this vendor landscape document is to support mobile operators in their green power initiatives by providing them with a directory of brief profiles of green power vendors and service providers operating or having focus in the West … Continue reading

  • Telecom Renewable Energy Vendor/ESCOs Landscape in Indonesia

    May 20, 2013 | Mobile for Development | East Asia and Pacific

    This document is part of GPM’s continuing activity in the Indonesian market and lists the main renewable energy vendors/service providers that operate or have interests in the Indonesia telecom market. Download here

  • GPM Vendor Landscape – East Africa – May 2013

    May 20, 2013 | Mobile for Development | Sub-Saharan Africa

    The purpose of this vendor landscape document is to support mobile operators in their green power initiatives by providing them with a directory of brief profiles of green power vendors/service providers operating or having focus in the East African region. … Continue reading

  • Powering Telecoms: Francophone Africa Market Analysis

    May 14, 2013 | Mobile for Development | Sub-Saharan Africa

    The Green Power for Mobile (GPM) Market Analysis report for Francophone Africa aims to provide market insights and potential opportunity for green power for telecoms in the countries of focus – Senegal and Cameroon. Download here

  • Greening the Network: Indonesia Market Analysis

    April 26, 2013 | Mobile for Development | East Asia and Pacific

    This Indonesia specific market analysis report aims at identifying and examining green power deployment possibilities and their potential for the Telecom industry in the country. The report analyses the current state of energy and infrastructure regulations in Indonesia and looks … Continue reading

  • Airtel – Madagascar – Feasibility Study

    April 22, 2013 | Mobile for Development | Sub-Saharan Africa

    With over 2.5 million mobile connections and a market share of over 40% , Airtel is a leading GSM mobile operator in Madagascar. The operations started under the brand name of Airtel post-acquisition by Zain in 2010. Historically the operations … Continue reading

  • Telecoms Renewable Energy Vendors/ESCOs Landscape in Bangladesh

    April 4, 2013 | Mobile for Development | South Asia

    This document presents a summary of the power situation in Bangladesh, listing the main vendors/service providers that operate or have interests in the Bangladeshi telecom market. Download here

  • Powering Telecoms: West Africa Market Analysis

    March 14, 2013 | Mobile for Development | Sub-Saharan Africa

    The Green Power for Mobile Market Analysis report for West Africa aims at providing market insights and highlight opportunities for telecom operators in the green power sector, in both Nigeria and Ghana. Download here

  • Green Power for Mobile Vendor Directory – February 2013

    February 21, 2013 | Mobile for Development | Global

    Updated February 2013. Extending mobile beyond the grid is one of the biggest challenges for mobile operators in developing countries. Without the right partner, the objective of deploying financially viable green solutions will never be possible. The objective of this … Continue reading

  • Extending The Grid: Bangladesh Market Analysis

    January 31, 2013 | Mobile for Development | South Asia

    The objective for this report is to analyse the current state of energy and infrastructure regulations in Bangladesh, and the current approach in telecom infrastructure and power solutions being used. This report presents the reader with a market sizing as … Continue reading

  • GPM Bi-annual Report – January 2013

    January 14, 2013 | Mobile for Development | Global

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  • Powering Telecoms: East Africa Market Analysis

    October 19, 2012 | Mobile for Development | Sub-Saharan Africa

    The objective of the report is to analyse the current state of the telecom market and the highlight the current approach to powering networks to enable readers with see the potential for alternative energy solutions, in particular green power. The … Continue reading

  • Geocell – Georgia – Feasibility Study

    August 28, 2012 | Mobile for Development | Europe and Central Asia

    Established in 1996, Geocell is the first GSM operator in Georgia operating on 900 MHz frequency and later on 1800 MHz frequency following the merger with GT Mobile; Georgia’s 3rd operator to start GSM services, in 2001. Later in 2003, … Continue reading

  • Ucell – Uzbekistan – Feasibility Study

    August 28, 2012 | Mobile for Development | Europe and Central Asia

    Ucell part of TeliaSonera group, started its network modernization in 2008 with the aim of launching 3G and associated new services for the subscribers. The company has aggressively focused on expansion of network coverage in order to enable cellular coverage … Continue reading

  • GPM Bi-annual Report – July 2012

    July 23, 2012 | Mobile for Development | Global

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  • GPM Interactive Replication Guide: India Market Specific

    June 7, 2012 | Mobile for Development | South Asia

    This Guide is intended to assist Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and Infrastructure Providers (IPs) navigate through the decision making process of determining if a site is a suitable candidate for conversion into a renewable energy deployment in the Indian market. … Continue reading

  • Green Deployment Tracker Template

    May 15, 2012 | Mobile for Development | Global

    The Green Power for Mobile Green Deployment Tracker is now moving to a new platform. To ensure that data is up to date, we request that you go to the current tracker and make sure your numbers for planned and … Continue reading

  • Fuel Cell Systems for Base Stations: Deep Dive Study

    April 11, 2012 | Mobile for Development | Global, East Asia and Pacific

    An exploration of the current and future potential of fuel cell systems to provide green power for the telecoms industry Download here

  • Telecoms Renewable Energy Vendors/ESCOs Landscape in India: Revised version

    April 11, 2012 | Mobile for Development | South Asia

    This India Vendor Catalogue document aims to present a landscape of the main green solutions vendors and ESCOs (Energy Service Companies) providing products and services to the mobile telecoms sector in India. Download here

  • Bharti Infratel’s White Paper – Green Networks: Transforming Telecommunications on Sustainable Energy Alternatives

    April 2, 2012 | Mobile for Development | South Asia

    Bharti Infratel’s pioneering GreenTowers P7 Initiative is a comprehensive energy-efficiency and alternate-energy program covering seven high impact initiatives, which are aimed at reducing the carbon footprint through lower and optimized diesel usage. Download here

  • Procurement Model Analysis: CAPEX vs OPEX

    March 23, 2012 | Mobile for Development | South Asia

    This document presents a comparative analysis of an in house CAPEX based and outsourced OPEX based renewable energy model. The Green Power for Mobile procurement model analysis is based on current intelligence of the Indian telecom market. Download here

  • Best Practice Procurement Guide for Green Energy in India – March 2012

    March 1, 2012 | Mobile for Development | South Asia

    This is the revised version of our earlier published Best Practise Procurement Guide for Green Energy in India, to enhance market intelligence for the Indian mobile telecom industry, and is based on current intelligence of the Indian Market. Download here

  • Energy + Mobile at Mobile World Congress 2012

    February 15, 2012 | Abirami Birrell | Global

    Energy is the backbone of the mobile industry: without it the mobile network would not exist and we could not turn on our mobile phones. Nowhere is this truer than in emerging markets, where mobile operators have become proficient at … Continue reading

  • Green Power for Mobile Vendor Directory

    January 2, 2012 | Mobile for Development | Global

    Updated January 2012. The Green Power for Mobile programme has sought information on the capabilities, products and services of the vendor community within the industry in an attempt to evolve and regenerate the current vendor listing page. Download here

  • Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) Ltd. – Malawi – Feasibility Study

    January 1, 2012 | Mobile for Development | Sub-Saharan Africa

    TNM is the second largest mobile operator in Malawi with a subscriber base of 1.6 million and a market share of over 42%.4 A pioneer in offering new services, TNM became the first mobile operator in Malawi to launch and … Continue reading

  • GPM Bi-annual Report – December 2011

    December 1, 2011 | Mobile for Development | Global

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  • LEO – Burundi – Feasibility Study

    November 1, 2011 | Mobile for Development | Sub-Saharan Africa

    LEO (U-Com) Burundi is the largest telecom operator in Burundi, is owned by Orascom Telecom Holding a subsidiary of Vimpelcom group. As a leading telecom operator in Burundi, LEO is providing voice services since 1993 and data services since 2007. … Continue reading

  • Best Practise Procurement Guide for Green Energy in India – September 2011

    September 1, 2011 | Mobile for Development | South Asia

    This document presents a best practise procurement guide for the mobile telecoms sector in India. The Green Power for Mobile best practise guide is based on current intelligence of the Indian Market. Download here

  • Telecoms Renewable Energy Vendors & ESCOs Landscape in India

    August 1, 2011 | Mobile for Development | South Asia

    This document presents a summary of the current state of the Indian Mobile Telecom Market, an overview of the use of renewable energies for the mobile infrastructure and a listing of the main vendors/ESCOs operating on the Indian market. This … Continue reading

  • GPM Bi-annual Report – July 2011

    July 1, 2011 | Mobile for Development | Global

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  • Green Power for Mobile Charging Choices 2011: Mobile Phone Charging Solutions in the Developing World

    July 1, 2011 | Mobile for Development | Global

    As the rate of mobile subscriptions surges in developing countries, mobile phones are becoming a vital tool for empowering remote communities. However, several barriers remain which inhibits full adoption in rural regions. Coupled with the economic factor linked to the … Continue reading

  • Green Power for Mobile’s Interactive Replication Guide

    July 1, 2011 | Mobile for Development | Global

    This interactive guide is intended to assist Mobile Network Operators navigate through the decision making process of determining if a site is a suitable candidate for renewable energy deployment. Download here

  • Banglalink – Bangladesh – Feasibility Study

    July 1, 2011 | Mobile for Development | South Asia

    The GSMA’s Green Power for Mobile (GPM) programme worked with Banglalink to analyse the entire Banglalink network, which consists of 4760 base stations, to identify specific solutions for energy cost savings. Download here

  • Telecel – Zimbabwe – Feasibility Study

    April 1, 2011 | Mobile for Development | Sub-Saharan Africa

    Telecel Zimbabwe has a small network consisting of only 290 BTS sites covering the most inhabited areas, and the roads that transverse the country. Zimbabwe has a good commercial power network, although daily outages are common place. Most sites are … Continue reading

  • Azercell – Azerbaijan – Feasibility Study

    March 2, 2011 | Mobile for Development | Europe and Central Asia

    In March 2011, Swedish telecom major TeliaSonera Eurasia signed an agreement with the GSMA for a Feasibility Study to be conducted by the GPM team. The study encompassed technical and financial feasibility analyses on a large number of base stations … Continue reading

  • Ncell – Nepal – Feasibility Study

    March 2, 2011 | Mobile for Development | South Asia

    In March 2011, Swedish telecom major TeliaSonera Eurasia signed an agreement with the GSMA for a Feasibility Study to be conducted by the GPM team. The study encompassed technical and financial feasibility analyses on a large number of base stations … Continue reading

  • Tcell – Tajikistan – Feasibility Study

    March 2, 2011 | Mobile for Development | Europe and Central Asia

    In March 2011, Swedish telecom major TeliaSonera Eurasia signed an agreement with the GSMA for a Feasibility Study to be conducted by the GPM team. The study encompassed technical and financial feasibility analyses on a large number of base stations … Continue reading

  • TeliaSonera – Feasibility Study

    March 2, 2011 | Mobile for Development | Europe and Central Asia

    In March 2011, Swedish telecom major TeliaSonera Eurasia signed an agreement with the GSMA for a Feasibility Study to be conducted by the Green Power for Mobile (GPM) team. The study encompassed technical and financial feasibility analyses on a large … Continue reading

  • Telecel – Central African Republic – Feasibility Study

    March 1, 2011 | Mobile for Development | Sub-Saharan Africa

    The country has abundant hydroelectric resources that provide reliable and inexpensive power to the capital city. About 80 percent of the CAR’s electricity is provided by hydroelectricity, most of which is generated north of Bangui, with fossil fuels providing the … Continue reading

  • Telefónica – South America – Feasibility Studies

    March 1, 2011 | Mobile for Development | Latin America and the Caribbean

    The GSMA conducted a six country study for Telefónica in South America. The countries covered by this study were Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. Download here

  • Mobinil – Egypt – Feasibility Study

    December 1, 2010 | Mobile for Development | Middle East and North Africa

    Mobinil has a large network consisting of nearly 5000 sites covering the most inhabited areas, and the roads that transverse the country. Egypt has a good commercial power supply in most inhabited areas, but many of the Mobinil sites are … Continue reading

  • GPM Bi-annual Report – November 2010

    November 1, 2010 | Mobile for Development | Global

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  • Econet Lesotho – Lesotho – Feasibility Study

    November 1, 2010 | Mobile for Development | Sub-Saharan Africa

    The GSMA Green Power for Mobile (GPM) programme was commissioned by Econet Lesotho during Q1 2010 to complete a Feasibility Study to analyse the operator’s network and propose an implementation plan for a green power network. Download here

  • Energy for the Telecom Towers: India Market Sizing and Forecasting

    September 1, 2010 | Mobile for Development | South Asia

    This document presents the market opportunity for Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) and investors in India considering the outsourcing of the energy component of telecoms towers. Download here

  • Hello – Cambodia – Feasibility Study

    September 1, 2010 | Mobile for Development | East Asia and Pacific

    GSMA’s Green Power for Mobile (GPM) programme worked with Hello to analyse the entire Hello network – consisting of 622 base stations – to identify specific solutions for energy cost savings.  Download here

  • GPM Bi-annual Report – June 2010

    June 1, 2010 | Mobile for Development | Global

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  • IFC Financial Products for Green Power

    June 1, 2010 | Mobile for Development | Global

    By Ian Larsen, published in the GPM Bi-annual Report June 2010. In the longer term, green power has significant potential to reduce a Mobile Network Operator’s (MNO) carbon footprint and slow energy consumption growth. A reliable green power source at … Continue reading

  • HOMER Software: Training Guide for Renewable Energy Base Station Design

    May 13, 2010 | Mobile for Development | Global

    HOMER is a free software application developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the United States. This software application is used to design and evaluate technically and financially the options for off-grid and on-grid power systems for remote, stand-alone … Continue reading

  • Econet – Burundi – Feasibility Study

    May 1, 2010 | Mobile for Development | Sub-Saharan Africa

    The GSMA Mobile for Development was commissioned by Econet Wireless Burundi during March to May 2010 to complete a Green Power for Mobile Feasibility Study to analyse the operator’s network and propose a plan for a green power network. Download … Continue reading

  • MTN – Uganda – Feasibility Study

    March 1, 2010 | Mobile for Development | Sub-Saharan Africa

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  • Community Power: Using Mobile to Extend the Grid

    January 1, 2010 | Mobile for Development | Global

    A significant opportunity exists to provide environmentally sustainable energy to people in the developing world who live beyond the electricity grid. And it is the mobile telecoms industry–which has already brought phones beyond the fixed telecoms grid–which holds the key … Continue reading

  • GPM Bi-annual Report – November 2009

    November 1, 2009 | Mobile for Development | Global

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  • Digicel – Haiti – Feasibility Study

    November 1, 2009 | Mobile for Development | Latin America and the Caribbean

    The GSMA Green Power for Mobile programme was commissioned by Digicel Haiti during Q4 2009 to complete a Feasibility Study to analyse the operator’s network and propose an implementation plan for a green power network. Download here

  • Zantel – Tanzania – Feasibility Study

    November 1, 2009 | Mobile for Development | Sub-Saharan Africa

    The GSMA Green Power for Mobile (GPM) programme was commissioned by Zantel, Tanzania during Q3 2009 to complete a Feasibility Study to analyse the operator’s network and propose an implementation plan for a green power network. Download here

  • MTC Namibia – Case Study

    April 1, 2007 | Mobile for Development | Sub-Saharan Africa

    One of the greatest challenges facing GSM operators in emerging markets is the demand for network expansion in an environment where there is limited or no access to the electricity grid for base station power. Download here

  • IDEA Cellular India

    January 1, 2007 | Mobile for Development | South Asia

    A key reason why many regions of the world lack GSM coverage is the limited reach of the electricity grid. In Nigeria for example only 25% of base stations are connected to ‘the grid’ which means Operators have to solve … Continue reading