Taking Aim at the Sustainability Challenge Sitting on Top of the Cell-site Mast

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By Dean Tan | 4Q 2021 | IN-6346


Sustainability and Reducing Environmental Impact Front and Center


The topic of environment and sustainability has taken the front seat for the past two weeks with the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). This year, it is much more significant than ever with many climate change related events happening across the world. Based on calculations by Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA), the mobile industry estimates its carbon emissions to be around 220 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (Mt CO2e) per year. To rally the mobile industry, earlier this year GSMA released their report “Mobile Net Zero – State of the Industry on Climate Action” and called upon the mobile operators to target and reach net zero carbon emission by 2050.

Being one of the first sectors to surpass the 20% target for net zero target set by the United Nations, the mobile industry is no stranger to the topic of climate change. Operators accounting for more than 60% of industry revenues have committed to science-based targets. In addition, operators are one of the forerunners to leverage renewable energy …

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