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Mobile Energy Efficiency – An Overview

February 15, 2016 | | Brochure | Global

Mobile network operators (MNOs) spend approximately US$17 billion on their annual energy use. Therefore, it is no surprise that energy efficiency is becoming a strategic priority for them globally. As mobile use continues to grow, so does the demand for … Read more

eWaste in Latin America: Statistical analysis and policy recommendations

November 24, 2015 | | Research & Reports | Latin America & the Caribbean

In 2014, Latin America produced 9 per cent of the world’s electronic waste1 (e-waste), the equivalent of 3,900 kilo tonnes2 (kt), according to a new report from the GSMA and United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability … Read more

Mobile Policy Case Studies

March 1, 2015 | | Case Study | Handbook | Global

A companion to the GSMA Mobile Policy Handbook, this is a collection of brief, incisive case studies about regulatory policy, public-private collaboration and industry initiatives that align with government objectives. These real-world cases describe policy choices and public-private partnerships that … Read more

The Global Telecom Tower Esco Market: Overview of the global market for energy to telecom towers in off-grid and bad-grid areas

December 19, 2014 | | Research & Reports | Global

By 2020, an estimated 390,000 telecom towers will be deployed in off-grid locations, and 790,000 towers will be deployed in bad-grid locations. This will result in an annual diesel expense of about $19 billion and GHG emission of about 45 … Read more

eWaste in Latin America 2014

May 16, 2014 | | Research & Reports | Latin America & the Caribbean

The widespread use of electronic devices such as personal computers, television sets, radios, mobile phones, tablets and routers causes e-waste to pile up as these products reach the end of their life cycle. According to the United Nations University (UNU), … Read more

Case Study: Warid Pakistan expects to save more than US$ 6 million per year after trialling energy efficiency solutions

March 24, 2014 | | Case Study | Middle East and North Africa

Cascadiant, Warid Telecom and the GSMA collaborated to perform a MEE Optimisation project in Pakistan in 2013. The project was conducted on ten cell sites across various geographies in Pakistan, and the technical solutions were trialled on four cell sites. … Read more

Case study: Digicel Jamaica deploys next generation power saving software technology to cut radio access network costs

January 24, 2013 | | Case Study | Latin America & the Caribbean

Serving two million customers, Digicel Jamaica is the flagship Digicel franchise in the Caribbean region. The company has committed itself to reducing energy costs and slashing its carbon footprint, taking numerous steps to become a truly green company. PDF : Digicel … Read more

Case study: Vodafone Romania implements innovative energy saving technology

October 23, 2012 | | Case Study | Europe and Central Asia

Since 2006 Vodafone Romania has been closely managing its energy consumption and purchasing policy. At the end of 2011, it decided to implement a free cooling system that was particularly innovative. In one building alone this system has resulted in … Read more

Case study: Telstra achieves A$ 1.5 million in mobile network energy savings

September 17, 2012 | | Case Study | East Asia and Pacific

Over the past two years, Australian operator Telstra has implemented mobile energy efficiency initiatives across its network, resulting in annual cost savings of A$ 1.5 million and carbon emission reductions of 6,700 TCO2e. With its strong emphasis on sustainability, the … Read more

Case study: Telefónica Uruguay cuts € 4.2 million off its network energy bill with free cooling

September 8, 2012 | | Case Study | Latin America & the Caribbean

Since 2002, Telefónica Uruguay has rolled out a series of energy efficiency initiatives across its network, resulting in cumulative cost savings of € 4.2 million at 2012 prices and carbon emission reductions of 10,900 TCO2e, as part of an energy … Read more

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