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    Digital inclusion, affordability and mobile taxation

    July 1, 2015 | Gaia Penteriani
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    Improving affordability is fundamental to increased digital inclusion especially in emerging economies where sector-specific taxation is creating barriers to access. The Digital Inclusion programme is working actively in developing markets to support the creation of policy frameworks which enhance the affordability of mobile services and support mobile growth. As part of this effort, the GSMA in partnership with Deloitte is carrying out research and collecting evidence on mobile taxation worl...
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    New report launched, identifying digital literacy barriers and solutions for women in developing markets

    June 16, 2015 | Sarah Crampsie
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    In developing countries, mobile phones are the most popular way to connect to the internet. The number of unique subscribers using mobile internet in developing countries grew from 728 million in 2010 to 1.8 billion in 2014 . However, women continue to lag behind men in accessing mobile phones and mobile internet. This week, the GSMA’s Connected Women and Digital Inclusion programmes launched their joint report, “Accelerating Digital Literacy: Empowering women to use the mobile internet...
  • New data reveals the pace at which global subscribers are moving to mobile data

    January 27, 2015 | Sarah Crampsie
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    The Digital Inclusion programme is delighted to share that GSMA Intelligence launched a major new data set, tracking the number of unique subscribers to mobile internet services. This is the first time the industry has seen a global perspective of the number of subscribers moving from traditional voice and SMS services to mobile data services. Tracking this data provides unique insights into where these new subscribers are coming from, whilst emphasising the importance of mobile as the gateway t...
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    Digital Inclusion and the Mobile Internet Revolution

    December 10, 2014 | Sarah Crampsie
    Mobile phones are the most popular and widespread form of personal technology on the planet, with 3.6 billion unique mobile subscribers and 7.2 billion connections globally1. Mobile communications profoundly impacts every facet of society, from helping people communicate through to providing access to services such as education, healthcare and financial services. The mobile internet is ushering-in the next wave of social and economic growth. The internet has had a vital impact on society duri...
  • Green Power for Mobile

    Tower Power Africa: Energy Challenges and Opportunities

    November 26, 2014 | Satish Kumar
    Tower Power Africa: Energy Challenges and Opportunities
    The mobile telecommunications industry in Africa is in a transition phase, with changing industry structure and dynamics. Africa currently has over 800 million mobile connections and nearly 450 million unique subscribers. The coverage of mobile networks ranges from 10% to 99% across countries in Africa, with an average of 70% mobile coverage. Despite the huge growth and potential future opportunity, the mobile industry in Africa faces many challenges – both infrastructural and operational. ...
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    Assessing the potential for Green Power for Mobile: Telenor Myanmar

    October 9, 2014 | Mobile for Development
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    Green Power for Mobile (GPM) completed a joint case study with Telenor Myanmar to investigate the possibility of green power deployments. During this four-week engagement GPM analysed multiple business models for various base station loads and compared it with the current power model in place. Download here...
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    Key takeaways and highlights from GPM Africa Working Group, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

    August 26, 2014 | Satish Kumar
    Green Power for Mobile “Africa Regional” Working Group
    The Green Power for Mobile (GPM) has successfully convened its Africa Regional Working Group in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania during 12th and 13th August 2014. The working group was co-hosted by AIRTEL Africa and was attended by 45 people across 30 organizations including MNOs, Tower Cos, ESCOs, vendors, solution integrators, infrastructure partners, government, regulators and development organizations. The working group was followed by GPM technical training on design and business case analysis, w...
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    GPM Myanmar Country Specific Working Group

    June 17, 2014 | Ali Imron
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    Green Power for Mobile has conducted first working group in 2014 for Myanmar stakeholders in Shangri-la Hotel, Yangon on May 29, in partnership with IFC (World Bank Group). The Working Group has been co-hosted by Ooredoo and sponsored by Narada and Heliocentris. The number delegate has reached 81 participants from 49 different organizations. The event has attracted the multiple stakeholders from MNOs, Vendors, Energy Service Companies (ESCO) and Investors as well. The event was continued by buil...
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    New GPM Market Analysis report for Myanmar released

    June 13, 2014 | Satish Kumar
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    Mobile Operators in Myanmar could possibly save US $137 million in OPEX every year by 2017 by adopting green power alternatives to power their networks. Until recently, the telecommunications industry in Myanmar has been a monopoly run by the Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) – the state-owned incumbent operator, providing fixed and wireless communications services in the country. With a current subscriber base of 5.44 million, the mobile penetration in Myanmar has been the lowest ...
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    Key takeaways from GPM’s Energy Service Company (ESCO) Session at Mobile World Congress 2014

    April 11, 2014 | Satish Kumar
    Key takeaways from GPM’s Energy Service Company (ESCO) Session at Mobile World Congress 2014
    During Mobile World Congress 2014, the Green Power for Mobile (GPM) team brought together industry stakeholders from across the globe to discuss the ESCO business model and its adoption challenges for Mobile Operators (MNOs) and TowerCos. The session was well represented by MNOs, TowerCos, ESCOs, technology providers and investors from across regions. The discussion touched on key issues pertaining to the topic, including: The definition of ESCO The structure and form of ESCO Risks as...
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    Key takeaways from GPM's Nigeria & Ghana Working Group

    March 4, 2014 | Satish Kumar
    Key takeaways from GPM's Nigeria & Ghana Working Group
    The Green Power for Mobile (GPM) programme has successfully convened its Nigeria & Ghana Working Group in Lagos, Nigeria on the 29th and 30th January 2014. The Working Group was co-hosted by IHS Towers Nigeria, and is a follow up to our Nigeria-specific Working Group a year ago. It was attended by 41 people across 28 organizations including MNOs, ESCOs, vendors, solution integrators, infrastructure partners and development organizations. Key discussions and takeaways: The Working Group...
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    New Bi-Annual Report Highlights Green Power Market Analysis & Trends

    February 3, 2014 | Areef Kassam
    New Bi-Annual Report Highlights Green Power Market Analysis & Trends
    Today, GPM is releasing the ninth Green Power for Mobile Bi-annual Report. This report looks at the Programme’s progress throughout the year, and highlights some of the market and trend analysis that was completed. Jointly with our partner, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the GPM team has hosted six industry Working Groups and published twelve reports and cases studies to aid the industry. Over the past few years, there has been great progress in the number of deployed renewabl...
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    Upcoming GPM Regional Working Group focused on Nigeria and Ghana

    January 8, 2014 | Satish Kumar
    Upcoming GPM Regional Working Group focused on Nigeria and Ghana
    GPM is holding its second Nigeria  and Ghana-specific Regional Working Group in Lagos, Nigeria on the 29th & 30th of January 2014. Green Networks – Current state in Nigeria and Ghana Nigeria has reached an electrification rate of 55.2% of the total population with urban and rural electrification of 78% and 23% respectively. Despite a reasonably good electrification rate, as compared to other African countries, the supply of electricity is very poor. The average power availability ac...
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    Highlights from GPM’s Francophone Regional Working Group in Senegal

    November 26, 2013 | Satish Kumar
    Highlights from GPM’s Francophone Regional Working Group in Senegal
    GPM successfully convened its first Francophone Regional Working Group in Dakar, Senegal on 7 & 8 November 2013. Co-hosted by TIGO Senegal, a Millicom Group operator, it was attended by 53 people across 30 organisations including MNOs, ESCOs, vendors, solution integrators, development organisations and government regulators. Day one - 7th Nov: Opening Session: The opening session of the day hosted key personnel from IFC, TIGO and the Ministry of ICT, Senegal. Ferdous Mottakin, progr...
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    Join us at GPM’s Francophone Africa Regional Working Group in Senegal

    October 15, 2013 | Satish Kumar
    Join us at GPM’s Francophone Africa Regional Working Group in Senegal
    The Green Power for Mobile programme will hold its first Francophone Africa Regional Working Group in Dakar, Senegal on the 7th and 8th of November 2013. Current State in Francophone Africa Limited reach of grid power infrastructure, deterioration in quality and availability of grid power supply where available has confronted the MNOs in the region with various challenges in terms powering the mobile networks and has impacted service availability as well as increased the cost of operation...
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    Highlights from GPM's Asia Regional Working Group in Jakarta

    October 9, 2013 | Helene Smertnik
    Highlights from GPM Asia Regional Working Group in Jakarta
    Green Power for Mobile’s fourth Asia Working Group took place in the hospitability of Indonesia’s capital on September 25th-26th, in partnership with the IFC (World Bank Group) and IBS Towers.  The 66 participants represented 38 different companies, including Mobile Operators such as Axis and Smartfren (Indonesia), Ncell (Nepal), Robi (Bangladesh); as well as Energy Service Providers (ESCOs) such as Fluidic Energy, Narada or Heliocentris and government bodies from the regulatory and ICT Min...
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    Highlights from GPM’s Pakistan & Afghanistan Regional Working Group

    September 13, 2013 | Ali Imron
    Highlights from GPM’s Pakistan & Afghanistan Regional Working Group
    Our first Pakistan & Afghanistan Working Group was conducted in Islamabad, Pakistan, on 20th & 21st of August 2013. The event was co-hosted by Telenor, with the support of the IFC in partnership with the Government of the Netherlands. The two-day event showcased Mobile Operator initiatives to promote green power, and energy efficiency, as well as new technology developments and energy outsourcing for the telecom sector. Participants also separated into small groups to discuss the chal...
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    Join GPM at our next Working Group in Indonesia

    September 3, 2013 | Ferdous Mottakin
    Join GPM at our next Working Group in Indonesia
    Green Power for Mobile’s Asia Regional Working Group is taking place on the 25th and 26th of September in Jakarta, Indonesia. This will be the fourth Asia Regional Working Group to cover challenges and possibilities of green deployments for telecom network operators in Asia. Last year, the working group was held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and covered many of the recent technological developments and success cases of green deployments in Asia. This year, the event will identify the critical su...
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    Moving towards a RESCO model for telecom towers: A conversation with Saviva Research

    August 13, 2013 | Ferdous Mottakin
    Moving towards a RESCO model for telecom towers: A conversation with Saviva Research
    The following is a Q&A with Ted Hesser, the Director of Research at Saviva Research. Saviva Research provides Renewables sector research to family offices, private investors, and others interested in profitable opportunities in Renewables. GPM: Why is Saviva Research interested in green energy for telecoms? Ted Hesser: At Saviva Research, we believe that the global telecom industry’s infrastructure-outsourcing trend will create dynamic investment opportunities in renewable energy s...
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    Best Practice Guides to help Mobile Operators and Tower Companies to scale Green Power Adoption

    July 30, 2013 | Satish Kumar
    Best Practice Guides to help Mobile Operators and Tower Companies to scale Green Power Adoption
    The adoption of green power in the mobile industry has not reached its potential scale due to various factors including technical know-how, lack of scalable deployment practices, and capital. Green Power for Mobile’s Best Practice Procurement Guides are targeted to address the key aspects of deployment – the best practices for procurement, operations and monitoring – in order to assist Mobile Network Operators and other stakeholders in adopting the best approaches to green power deploym...
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    GPM Releases 8th Bi-annual Report

    July 17, 2013 | Helene Smertnik
    GPM Releases 8th Bi-annual Report
    We are pleased to share Green Power for Mobile’s 8th Bi-annual Report, capturing our main activities that have happened over the past 6 months. As you will read, GPM has been travelling extensively, organising four Working Groups in Bangladesh, Nigeria, Uganda and India, and researching the Asian and African markets in order to produce Vendor Landscapes, such as those for West and Francophone Africa, East Africa, Bangladesh and Indonesia. In addition, the team also published a Green Power ...
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    A Summary of GPM’s India Working Group, 4-5 June 2013 in Delhi

    July 5, 2013 | Helene Smertnik
    A Summary of GPM’s India Working Group, 4-5 June 2013 in Delhi
    Following the Africa Regional Working Group in Kampala, Green Power for Mobile organised its 5th India Working Group in Delhi on June 4-5, in partnership with the IFC. The event was co-hosted by Vodafone and triggered some interesting conversations on the future of green power and its impact on the telecoms sector in India. Fifty delegates from across the industry spectrum – from MNOs to Community Service Providers, including the main Tower Companies Bharti Infratel, Indus Towers and ATC India...
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    A Summary of Green Power for Mobile’s Africa Regional Working Group in Kampala

    June 21, 2013 | Satish Kumar
    A Summary of Green Power for Mobile’s Africa Regional Working Group in Kampala
    GPM successfully convened the Africa regional Working Group in Kampala, Uganda late last month. The Working Group was co-hosted by Uganda Telecom Ltd, UTL (Green Networks group MNO) and was attended by more than 55 people from various organisations including, MNOs, tower companies, ESCOs, vendors, solution integrators, development organisations and government regulators. The first day of the Working Group started with a welcome note by Dan Kasirye, the Country Representative of the Internatio...
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    Highlights from GPM’s Bangladesh Specific Working Group

    June 17, 2013 | Ali Imron
    Highlights from GPM’s Bangladesh Specific Working Group
    The Green Power for Mobile Programme conducted its 2nd Bangladesh-specific Working Group on 11th May 2013 at Lakeshore Hotel, Dhaka. The event was co-hosted by Robi and supported by the International Finance Corporate, a World Bank Group Member, in partnership with the Netherlands. The event was very successful, with 37 delegates representing 18 different industry stakeholders, who engaged in a lively discussion around green telecom issues. The day-long event showcased MNO’s initiatives ...
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    New Video Training: Learn to use the HOMER renewable energy design tool

    June 14, 2013 | Satish Kumar
    New Video Training: Learn to use the HOMER renewable energy design tool
    The Green Power for Mobile (GPM) team is pleased to announce the launch of an online video training on HOMER, a renewable energy design tool developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in the United States. The tool is adopted by GPM for designing and analysing the feasibility of renewable energy for telecom sites. The video training on HOMER focuses on the key aspects of using HOMER Software for designing and analysing renewable energy solutions for telecom tower sites. This...
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    Green Power Deployment Tracker: Renewable energy sources by the mobile industry around the globe

    February 19, 2013 | Abirami Birrell
    Green Power Deployment Tracker: Renewable energy sources by the mobile industry around the globe
    In 2009 when the Green Power Deployment Tracker was first built, we had just a handful of green sites to showcase. Now, four years later, we are hosting over 40,000 live and planned sites, in developing countries alone. This is a clear indication of how far the industry has progressed in that time the influence the Green Power for Mobile Programme has had in steering the industry in this directional. In the last quarter, we have updated the tracker to have an increase in 5,163 Green Sites. Th...
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    Summary – Nigeria Specific Green Power for Mobile Working Group in Lagos

    February 13, 2013 | Satish Kumar
    Summary – Nigeria Specific Green Power for Mobile Working Group in Lagos
    The Nigeria-Specific Green Power for Mobile Working Group was successfully conducted on the 30th January 2013 in Lagos. The Working Group was co-hosted by Airtel Nigeria, co-organised by the GSMA and International Finance Corporation (IFC) and attended by 51 delegates from across the industry including mobile network operators, tower companies, industry regulators, financial institutes, vendors, energy service companies, and other stakeholders. The session started with an introduction from Fe...
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    Read the latest GPM Bi-annual Report

    January 23, 2013 | Janet Shulist
    Read the latest GPM Bi-annual Report
    This month, GPM released its seventh Bi-annual Report, providing an interactive updated summary of developments within the programme and the sector, through three key sections: Green Power for Mobile Innovation from the Indian Sub-Continent Community Power from Mobile The first section contains a market analysis of green power solutions for East Africa, an approach to managing site security and access control provided by Eaton Towers Uganda, an overview of the tower sharing business m...
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    Exploring Green Networks on Mobile and Development Intelligence

    January 8, 2013 | Ferdous Mottakin
    Exploring Green Networks on Mobile and Development Intelligence
    Last year, the GSMA launched an open data portal for the developing world’s mobile industry – Mobile and Development Intelligence. The intention was to provide the industry with access to high quality data and analytics to improve business decision making, increase total investment from both the commercial mobile industry and the development sector as well as to accelerate economic, environmental and social impact from mobile solutions. MDI fills the information gap by hosting data from mult...
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    Empowering Green Energy and Solutions for Sustainable Growth at SingTel's Go Green Forum

    December 21, 2012 | Ferdous Mottakin
    Empowering Green Energy and Solutions for Sustainable Growth at SingTel's Go Green Forum
    The SingTel Group met for their first ever Go Green Forum on the 15-16th Nov in Singapore with the objective of empowering green energy and solutions for sustainable growth. The forum was supported by GSMA’s Mobile Energy Efficiency (MEE) and Green Power for Mobile (GPM) programmes. The forum targeted associates of the SingTel Group exclusively: AIS, Telkomsel, Warid, Bharti Airtel, Optus, Globe and Citycell were all in attendance and the GSMA programmes were the only external stakeholders to ...
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    Green Power Adoption for Telecoms in Africa: Need for a Long Term Strategic View

    December 4, 2012 | Satish Kumar
    Green Power Adoption for Telecoms in Africa: Need for a Long Term Strategic View
    The business case for green power in telecoms is an established fact and proven technology choices have given way to the possibility that commercial adoption is a reality. Some countries including China and India have seen an accelerated adoption of green power in telecoms and achieved scale, however it is still far from mainstream adoption. The case for green power adoption in Africa’s telecom industry is more challenging, not so much due to technical barriers, but due to the operational b...
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    Energy Conservation is an Investment: A look at Indonesia

    November 14, 2012 | Ali Imron
    Energy Conservation is an Investment: A look at Indonesia
    Energy conservation refers to efforts made to reduce energy consumption. Energy conservation can be achieved through increased energy efficiency, in conjunction with decreased energy consumption and/or a reduced consumption from conventional energy sources. Taking Indonesia as an example, the energy conservation baseline is in accordance with the PP 70/2009 Act, an extension of the Act PP 30/2007 in which it states that everyone deserves energy, and that it is the government’s obligation t...
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    Addressing telecom site security and accessibility challenges

    October 30, 2012 | Satish Kumar
    Site accessibility can be a challenge in remote locations - still another 400m to reach this site.
    Telecom site security and site accessibility remains a major hurdle for successfully managing and maintaining telecom sites and equipment with a 99.98% benchmark uptime. Security is one of the biggest challenges in managing a network of sites for a telecom operator. “Close to 180 battery banks were either tampered or stolen in the last 6 months,” says one telecom operator in Uganda. Tampering or theft of critical power equipment will power down the site and affect the revenue generation p...
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    Highlights from GPM's Bangladesh Specific Working Group

    October 24, 2012 | Ferdous Mottakin
    Highlights from GPM's Bangladesh Specific Working Group
    For the first time, the GPM team held a Bangladesh specific Working Group in Dhaka on the 16th October, which was co-hosted by Grameenphone. Over 50 delegates from 29 organisations attended the event. Since it’s the first event of this kind for telecom in Bangladesh, the delegates were very enthusiastic and interactive. The day-long event was divided into 5 sessions: GSMA and IFC spoke at the opening session on their overall target to promote green power, particularly in Bangladesh. G...
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    Power Challenges for Telecoms in Nigeria

    October 17, 2012 | Satish Kumar
    Nigeria, the largest telecoms market in Africa, is confronted with various operational challenges to power and run the existing base of over 20,000 telecom towers.
    Nigeria, one of the largest telecoms market in Africa, is confronted with various operational challenges to power and run the existing base of over 20,000 telecom towers. Having one of lowest levels of grid power availability--at an average of 5 hours of availability per day--the country’s MNOs and tower companies are forced to shift to alternate sources for primary and backup power, with diesel generators being the default choice for backup power at the moment. Diesel generators have long ...
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    Highlights from GPM's 4th India Specific Working Group

    September 21, 2012 | Ferdous Mottakin
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    On the 11th September 2012, the 4th GSMA Green Power for Mobile India Specific Working Group was held in New Delhi, India, and co-hosted by TAIPA. Fifty-nine delegates from 35 different organisations attended the Working Group. The objective of the day-long event was to showcase new technology development and business innovation for green power. Below is a summary of the event: Karl Kolmsee of Smart Hydro Power presented a recently developed and successfully tested pico-hydro solution fo...
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    Green Power Feasibility Studies demonstrate considerable savings in diesel consumption and OPEX for Ucell & Geocell

    August 28, 2012 | Satish Kumar
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    GPM has successfully completed feasibility studies in 26 countries so far, the most recent ones being in Uzbekistan and Georgia for the Ucell and Geocell networks. Ucell and Geocell are part of TeliaSonera, a multi-country operator group with operations across Europe and Asia. We looked at the complete network of base stations to analyse and evaluate for green power feasibility. Ucell, with its network spanning across 13 regions in Uzbekistan, has been facing acute challenges in terms powerin...
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    Highlights from GPM's South East Asia Working Group

    August 13, 2012 | Ferdous Mottakin
    South East Asia Working Group Recap
    Last month, the GSMA Green Power for Mobile Programme hosted another successful South East Asia Regional Working Group in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. More than 30 delegates from mobile operators, vendors, energy service companies and development partner attended the event. The event showcased multiple operators’ experiences, new technology & innovations, as well as business models. We invited Hello Axiata of Cambodia, CamGSM of Cambodia, Beeline of Cambodia and Ncell of Nepal to share their e...
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    Researching Fuel Cell Systems for Base Stations

    May 9, 2012 | Abirami Birrell
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    Last summer, our intern Mark Crouch from Imperial College researched fuel cell systems, including the types of technologies available, the prevalence of their use, advantages and disadvantages at mobile base stations as well as technical and financial drivers. As well as an extensive literature review, Mark also spent some time in South East Asia interviewing experts in the field, visiting sites and examining case studies. He also moderated a Fuel Cell session at the South East Asian Working Gro...
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    Announcing our 3rd India Specific GPM Working Group

    March 22, 2012 | Abirami Birrell
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    We are pleased to announce that following the success of our last India Specific GSMA GPM Working Group in October 2011; our 3rd Indian Specific GSMA Green Power for Mobile Working Group has been confirmed to take place on the 13th April 2012 at Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi. The event will be co-hosted by COAI (Cellular Operators Association of India). The objectives set this Working Group are: How to comply with DoT directive of green telecom? How energy outsourcing model can assist to...
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    GPM & CPM Highlights from MWC 2012

    March 16, 2012 | Abirami Birrell
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    What an incredible week in Barcelona – so much innovation presented, new contacts made and plans already in progress for next year! Green Power for Mobile and Community Power from Mobile certainly came away with many actions points and food for thought on how to move our programmes forward. In the year Ban Ki-Moon announced the International Year of Sustainability for All (SEFA), the team showcased the aims of our energy programmes aligning to the goals of SEFA. As well as our seminar event...
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    Bharti Infratel's GreenTowers P7 Initiative

    March 13, 2012 | Ferdous Mottakin
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    There are estimated 3.5 million base stations around world. Bharti Infratel is one of the largest telecom infrastructure providers, owning 35,000 of India’s some 400,000 towers and share-owners in Indus Towers, which adds a further 100,000.  Together, they have been torch-bearers for green energy initiatives within the telecom tower industry and Bharti Infratel’s award-winning GreenTowers P7 programme (a combination of 7 energy efficiency sub-projects) has been one of the foremost of its ki...
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    Best Practice Procurement Guide for Green Energy in India - March 2012

    March 1, 2012 | Mobile for Development
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    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...
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    Top Up for Energy Access

    February 10, 2012 | Michael Nique
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    Global mobile market penetration reached over 80% of the population at the end of 2011. Limited in the past to developed markets and urban zones, the growth and benefits of mobile telephony is now reaching rural regions in emerging markets. In Africa and the Middle East, the market penetration was 59% at the end of 3rd Quarter of 2011, with around 70% of this population living in rural areas. For consumers living in off-grid environments, mobile phone charging remains today one of the main barri...
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    Connecting dollars and cents to watts

    February 3, 2012 | Mary Roach
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    We sit at an interesting intersection between mobile giants and small enterprises trying to deliver energy access. Our role is to facilitate the mobile industry’s involvement in delivering energy access. In this role we spend a lot of time speaking to smart, nimble and innovative enterprises trying to leverage the mobile industry to deliver energy products and services.  In our discussions we have heard time and time again of the challenges start-up energy companies face in raising seed ca...
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    Infrastructure in Malawi

    February 3, 2012 | Satish Kumar
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    Access to electricity and reliable transport remains a key challenge to economic growth; telecommunications presents strong growth opportunities The future economic growth of Malawi will predominantly be affected by the development of its key infrastructure sectors including power, transport and ICT (Information and Communication Technology). Strong policy support will be required to bring in the necessary investments to these sectors. Malawi faces acute problems with shortages in foreign exc...
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    Green Power for Mobile and Mobile World Congress

    February 3, 2012 | Abirami Birrell
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    Mobile World Congress is just weeks away and what a great agenda we have yet again this year! High profile key note speakers, insightful panel discussions, thousands of exhibitors and a world of innovation. 2012 also sees the year that the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon introduces the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All. In his speech, he states “Energy is central to everything we do, from powering our economies to achieving the Millennium Development Goals, from combating cl...
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    Climate Change in India

    February 3, 2012 | Ferdous Mottakin
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    There is possible no other country in the world that has a climate which is as varied as India’s. It ranges from very cold in the Himalayas, extreme heat in Rajasthan, wet in Cherrapunji, tropical in Kerala and lush with green in Punjab. Owing to this complex geography, the consequences of climate change can vary greatly across the different climatic zones of the country.1 I realised this after spending just one summer and one winter in India. India has good reason to be concerned about the...
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    The Green Deployment Tracker

    December 7, 2011 | Abirami Birrell
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    Over the last 2 years, the GPM team have been working hard to populate and track the number of Green Deployments worldwide in order to promote green power and extend mobile beyond the grid. We have aimed to do this by catalysing the deployment of 118,000 sustainable green power base stations which will ultimately cut down carbon emissions by 6.8billion tonnes by 2012. To help us reach this target, we would like encourage you provide us with the number of deployments you currently have, as wel...
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    Regional Working Group for India and South Asia

    December 7, 2011 | Abirami Birrell
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    Our Regional Working Group for India and South Asia on the 11th October 2011 was a great success! Attended by over 40 organisations, the event hosted great discussion and shared knowledge in an increasingly growing market. Lessons learned from this session included: The industry is looking for feasible Energy Outsourcing models A healthy ecosystem has to be developed to get the true benefit of an outsourced energy model Beside Solar and wind, other renewable energy sources need to be in...
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    Welcome to the new Green Power for Mobile webpage

    December 6, 2011 | Abirami Birrell
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    Welcome to the new Green Power for Mobile webpage. After months of hard work, we finally have a page which we hope will be educational and informative. We will be keeping this website live with up to date developments from the industry via our new blog, our reports, and case studies will be uploaded in ‘Resources’ regularly, and we hope to use our twitter feeds as an interactive platform where we can host discussions and encourage feedback....
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    World Economic Forum - Technology Pioneers of 2012!

    September 2, 2011 | Abirami Birrell
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    Associate Member Electro PS has been selected by World Economic Forum as Technology Pioneers of 2012! http://www.marketwatch.com/story/electro-power-systems-selected-as-a-world-economic-forum-technology-pioneer-2012-2011-09-01...

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