This month, Telecom Council’s ComTech Forum opens their discussion on Energy in Telecom to the public. Improvements in energy efficiency, storage, and distribution are critical to the future of telecom - from powering networks to connecting consumers and all the infrastructure in between. Join us to discover technologies and startups working on reducing on reducing telecoms carbon footprint and energy usage.
Silicon Valley, California, Mar 23 2021/Meeting Recap/ The world is undergoing an energy revolution, and Telecom is no exception. Many types of renewable energy are approaching price-parity with the legacy carbon-based alternatives. And sustainable initiatives, regulations, and incentives are helping flip the page towards a more renewable future. For telecom, these changes don't have to mean higher costs. On the contrary, the disruptive decade of change actually opens up opportunities to increase predictability of cost and supply, reduce average prices paid per KWh, and to provide more reliable uptime and backup solutions.
How do telecom operators adapt and embrace the new environment? Between 5 and 7 percent of network operators' operating expenses go towards energy costs, and on the flipside, telecoms represents 2 and 3 percent of Energy Opertors' revenues. There is a lot of money changing hands, and a savings here will impact the bottom line. Some of the ideas discussed at our meeting involved:
Other than the above, our meeting also discussed how wireless power transmission can solve the power needs of the proliferation of IoT devices, and create a far more flexible building. We discussed AI for optimizing power use, more efficient passive cooling, EDGE solutions for power with recent challenges in network densification and 5G, Energy as a Service, and more.
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