Technology players set to tap green telecom market in India

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Technology players set to tap green telecom market in India

By Greentech Lead Team:
Several green technology companies are eyeing the Indian telecom market in the
wake of the recent government guidelines on green telecom.

As per the new green telecom policy, telecom companies in
India need to certify their products and telecom service providers should aim
at achieving 17 per cent carbon emission reduction from their telecom networks
by 2018-19. 

The India government wants telecom service providers to
achieve major milestones to reduce Carbon emissions. The telecom ministry is silent about obligations of telecom
operators if they do not meet these targets. The current guidelines are not
adequate as the ministry is also not offering any incentive to mobile industry
to invest in green telecom infrastructure.

Service providers should aim at Carbon emission reduction
targets for the mobile network at 5 percent by the year 2012-2013, 8 percent by
the year 2014-2015, 12 percent by the year 2016-2017 and 17 percent by the year
2018-2019.

CommScope, a communications infrastructure firm, has
launched environmentally friendly CommScope Fuel Cell Cabinet that offers
significant operational cost savings over the life of the cabinet. The cabinet
provides an environmentally friendly dc backup power solution for wireless and
wireline networks with a cabinet design that is modular and flexible to meet
the most stringent backup power needs. The cabinet’s proton exchange membrane
(PEM) hydrogen fuel cells, housed in a secure, weather resistant cabinet for
outdoor deployment, offer a smaller footprint and more dense power backup than
what is available in the market.

CommScope is working towards a greener environment and
has recently launched an energy conservation initiative that supports the
industry’s global efforts  in reducing power consumption, greenhouse gas
emissions and operating costs. Hydrogen fuel cells technologies for backup
power systems in the cell sites are reliable, cost-effective, green and result
in real OpEx reduction.

It is estimated that the operation of telecommunications
networks is responsible for 0.5 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions
worldwide, according to a report in TelecomLead.com.

With the wireless industry’s heightened awareness of
their networks’ environmental impact, operators are seeking ways to reduce
their carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner environment by reducing
carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that are being blamed as one of the
potential causes of global climate change.

Many operators have set goals to reduce their energy
consumption by approximately 25 percent within the next 10 years.

Hydrogen Fuels Cells could act as a game changer in terms
of reducing the carbon emission. Fuel Cells are essentially an alternate energy
source to Diesel Gen-sets and battery banks.

CommScope is working with its partners and customers to
have a sustainable ecosystem for continuous supply of fuel i.e. H2. The company has done several trials in India, and all of them have been
successful and much appreciated by the customers. Last year, CommScope
established its new brand identity in the market.

“In India, the customers now recognize our combined
portfolio and are experiencing our new brand consistently. For the wireless
customers, we span the entire RF landscape, helping wireless carriers manage
increasing cell site complexity and optimize network planning, capacity,
coverage, and performance. We have also launched our 4G portfolio in 2.3 GHz
for our BWA customers which have been well appreciated,” said Anil Trehan,
vice president, Energy Solutins, CommScope.

The company is also pushing smooth wall RF feeder cable
in Indian market as the replacement traditional copper cable and recently
signed Idea Cellular and TATA Teleservices.

 

By Danish Khan
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