Green Telecom

Date: March 1, 2011
Pages: 65
Price:
US$ 1,320.00
Publisher: IDATE Consulting & Research
Report type: Strategic Report
Delivery: E-mail Delivery (PDF)
ID: G08153FD84BEN
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Green Telecom
Sustainable Practices

'Green' is no longer just a hypothetical concept. Operators worldwide have made significant efforts to reduce their carbon footprint and lower their overall environmental impact. This report highlights the avaiblable options to further their sustainability and concrete measures taken by operators as well as the underlying rationale.

Key Questions
  • Which are the 'green' levers to pull for telcos?
  • What is their regulatory environment?
  • What are the steps taken by major operators in Europe, the US and China?
  • What are the drivers for telecom operator to go 'green'?
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2. METHODOLOGY

3. ACTING IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY CONCERNED ENVIRONMENT

3.1. A wide-spanning debate about "green"
    The role of ICTs
3.2. Environment regulation
  3.2.1. European Union
    RoHS and WEEE Directives
    Commission Recommendation of 2009
    Codes of Conduct
  3.2.2. National Level
    France
    UK
    USA
3.3. Collective industry efforts
    Global e-sustainability Initiative (GeSI)
    Green Touch
    ICT4EE Forum
    Carbon Disclosure Project

4. GREEN STRATEGIES AND IMPLEMENTATIONS

4.1. Practical approaches in the network
  4.1.1. Recent technologies are said to be greener
    Fibre is said to be more green than copper-based networks
    LTE is a stage for greener mobile network
  4.1.2. Innovation in network equipment
    Looking for Energy efficiency...
    ...Where carbon hotspots have been identified
    Network modernisation is necessary
    Integration of intelligent management in network equipment and architecture
    Progress of heating and cooling techniques and control of network equipment temperature
    Disposal and recycling network equipment
  4.1.3. Renewable energies
    Sun
    Wind
    Other sources
  4.1.4. Innovation in data centres
  4.1.5. Innovation in business models
    Development of mobile network sharing
    Promotion of duct sharing
4.2. Practical approaches in end users equipments
  4.2.1. Management of equipment under and not under control
    CPE under direct control
    CPE not under direct control
  4.2.2. Innovation in handsets
    Using renewable energies
  4.2.3. Recycling programs
    Recycling service
    Developing recycled accessories packaging
    Partnerships with recycling experts
4.3. Practical approaches in procurement
    Relationship with equipment suppliers
4.4. Reduction of overhead environmental footprint
    Paperless billing
    Internal measures

5. MAPPING OF TELCOS’ APPROACHES

5.1. BT
5.2. Deutsche Telekom
5.3. France Telecom
5.4. Vodafone
5.5. AT&T
5.6. NTT
5.7. China Mobile
5.8. Conclusion

6. GOING GREEN… IS IT THE ECONOMY, STUPID?

6.1. Drivers of green telecoms
    Cost savings a key driver
    Image building and government regulation
    Business development
6.2. Conclusion
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