Sustainability, especially through the UN SDGs, and the future 6G wireless networks, cannot be treated in isolation, but a clear connection between them is urgently needed. This paper extends from traditional green communications and energy efficiency considerations in wireless communications to establishing a close connection between 6G and the triple bottom line of economic sustainability, societal sustainability, and environmental sustainability.
Now more than ever, we need to invest in sustainability and socially responsible practices, expert explains
Matt Hatton addresses how companies can leverage the new technologies to expand sustainability while driving business results
The NGMN Green Future Network project expands on the discussion of sustainability as outlined in the NGNM 5G White Paper v2.0 and is focused on the identification and mitigation of environmental impacts generated by the network part of the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) sector.
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
Also known as additive manufacturing, 3D printing is positioned for greater things to come in Industry 4.0. By its very nature it leads to greater sustainability, especially compared to its subtractive sister. The ultimate goal is not just reducing waste, but preventing it altogether.