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GSMA helps mobile operators to go green!

Posted on: September 21, 2008

Green Power for Mobile program is launched by GSM Association that will help interested mobile operators to use renewable services. Bharti, Mobinil, Orange, Orascom, Safaricom, Telefónica, Vodafone and Zain are among the list of operators. By 2012, aim is to power 118,000 new and existing off-grid base stations in developing countries which will save upto 2.5 billion liters of diesel per year and cuts carbon emissions up to 6.3 million tons. These are not pie in the sky figures, we have taken a very measured view of what can be done and as the underlying technology improves the numbers can go up, said David Pringle, spokesman at GSMA. According to the GSMA Development Fund, Presently only 1,500 base stations worldwide are powered by at least one form of renewable energy. Pringle Further said that there are obstacles which are yet to be overcome. Challenges includes commercial viability, equipment availability and lack of expertise. But as the cost of diesel goes up, environmental interest grows and operators also want to move into new areas interest is on the rise.

Vodafone proclaimed that in April it plans to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 50% by 2020, and that it will help customers lessen their burden on the environment. This program will take what the GSMA Development Fund has learned working with a number of different operators using renewable energy sources and accordingly develop step-by-step instructions for other operators who wish to follow the same line.

Source: Wireless Federation


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