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Today, power consumption is a critical component of the mobile operators’ network infrastructure. Between two to three billion people, roughly a third of the world’s population, are living in energy poverty, and more than 99% of people without electricity live in developing countries. But saving energy is not the sole preserve of developing nations. In developed countries, the rising cost of energy, and the realisation of environmental concerns, means that operators are looking to save money wherever possible. In Episode 4 of TelecomTV’s Green Planet: The Green Telecoms Network, Anil Raj, Director, VNL, is featured showing a live implementation of VNL’s solar powered Village Site base station configuration, located in Rajasthan, India.

Facts & Figures

“Mobile Network viability in developing markets is threatened by +50% rise in electricity generation costs by 2014”

- Juniper Research