Minimizing waste and increasing reuse, recycling and recovery is key in a circular economy context. Further, waste from electrical and electronic equipment (e-waste) is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world.
Yossi Cohen, COO & Executive Vice President of Ericsson North America, breaks down the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector’s role in enabling climate action and the impact 5G will have in breaking the energy curve in mobile networks.
First things first: Is it possible to roll out 5G without drastically increasing energy consumption?
Cohen: The short answer is yes, 5G is the most energy-aware standard with network energy performance fully integrated into the design of this next generation mobile technology.
Energy consumption in the telecom industry is important for two key reasons - cost and sustainability.
Energy is a major expense and service providers across the world are adopting Net Zero emissions targets to align with the expectations of their customers, employees and shareholders.
During our roundtable, Building efficient 5G networks—the journey to Net Zero emissions, we will discuss how service providers can reduce energy consumption while increasing their operational efficiency and secure network energy and sustainability performance with the introduction of 5G.
Connectivity is essential not only for driving efficiencies and improving safety at ports, but to reach sustainability goals. As ports face more pressure in this area from public and government regulators, private cellular networks are the key to creating port sustainability for green ports of the future while providing a platform that will allow for a return on investment.
Climate change is one of the most urgent global challenges. Ericsson continues its focus on energy use and environmental impact of technology as well as operations across the value chain to be a resilient company. Ericsson will continue to address rising requirements and stakeholder expectations on the Company, particularly regarding transparency around climate-related business impacts.