While the telecoms sector is generally lauded for helping other industries reduce their carbon footprint, there is a vast opportunity for the sector itself to become more sustainable... and find revenues in it.
"The amount of gold in smartphones is about 350g per ton. A rich gold mine is usually between 4-8g per ton” - Lotfi Belkhir, McMaster University
Ana Galindo Serrano of Orange chats with Transforma Insights' Jim Morrish about the work Orange and the NGMN are doing to curb power consumption in the network.
Among other things, the pair discuss moves to reduce energy usage in datacentres and battery rooms; and global steps towards introducing control and optimisation processes to maximise energy efficiency throughout the network.
Lia Newcomb, Fujitsu's Sustainability Engagement Team Manager in North-West Europe, spoke to Transforma Insight's Jim Morrish in a 6GWorld exclusive season of video interviews.
The 15-minute conversation covers topics including Fujitsu's plan to become carbon neutral by 2050; carbon footprinting and analysis; benchmarking; and much more.
The telecoms industry is firmly on the frontlines of decarbonisation policies globally. Recent weeks have seen the launch of several new grassroots initiatives by the industry that could drastically reduce telecoms' environmental impact.