Date Added: Feb 2010
While telecom is relatively energy-lean, telecom networks are still energy-driven and energy costs represent a significant opex item that is increasingly important as energy prices rise and energy efficiency continues to be in focus. The challenge for operators is to pursue growth in telecom networks, while ensuring the 2 percent of global emissions does not significantly increase over the coming years. This environmental challenge cannot be met in a static commercial or operating landscape. New technologies and applications are driving growth in both mobile and fixed broadband data networks. These networks are expanding to serve more subscribers and increasing traffic per subscriber.