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Green Power Adoption for Telecoms in Africa: Need for a Long Term Strategic View

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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 ...

Energy Conservation is an Investment: A look at Indonesia

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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 ...

Addressing telecom site security and accessibility challenges

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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 ...

Green Power Feasibility Studies demonstrate considerable savings in diesel consumption and OPEX for Ucell & Geocell

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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 ...

Highlights from GPM’s South East Asia Working Group

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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 ...

Researching Fuel Cell Systems for Base Stations

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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 ...

Announcing our 3rd India Specific GPM Working Group

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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. ...

GPM & CPM Highlights from MWC 2012

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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 ...

Bharti Infratel’s GreenTowers P7 Initiative

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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 ...

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

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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

Top Up for Energy Access

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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 ...

Connecting dollars and cents to watts

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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 ...

Infrastructure in Malawi

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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 ...

Green Power for Mobile and Mobile World Congress

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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 ...

Climate Change in India

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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 ...

The Green Deployment Tracker

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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 ...

Regional Working Group for India and South Asia

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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 ...

Welcome to the new Green Power for Mobile webpage

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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 ...

World Economic Forum – Technology Pioneers of 2012!

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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