stc and Nokia pave the way towards greener future and net zero emissions
Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, November 27, 2022: stc, the region’s digital enabler and Nokia, today announced the adoption of energy-efficient solutions helping stc make significant progress in reducing its carbon emissions and moving towards net-zero targets.
stc and Nokia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate in four areas characterized by climate, society, digitalization, and future of work, aiming to reduce carbon emissions and promote sustainable practices. As part of this collaboration, stc is deploying several solutions from Nokia, including a 5G Air-Scale Baseband unit, plugin card with Nokia Reefshark chipset, EdenNet SON Energy Saving Management module and 5G software structures, that help to bring down the energy consumption. The deployment of baseband plugin card helps stc save 805 MWh energy and brings CO2 emissions down by 570 tons annually.
The telecom giant, stc, fosters Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards at the core of its DARE strategy, aiming to be a role model for sustainability and corporate governance. stc sustainability vision stems from its commitment to social responsibility and it covers several aspects that include expanding access to technology & connectivity, enhancing economic impacts advancing digital opportunities and caring for the environment.
The environmental aspect is associated with minimizing the impact of the products and services and the recognition of climate change as one of the critical challenges that needs to be addressed through the ambition to reduce emissions to zero.