The information and communications technology industry can help lead the transition to a low-carbon economy through greater resource efficiency. The EricssonÂ (News - Alert) Psi-Coverage solution is one solution that provides Mobile Broadband (3G) coverage with 45 percent energy savings compared to traditional solutions. Psi-Coverage uses new Ericsson technology to boost coverage while enabling significant energy and cost savings by using just one standard radio.
Ericsson and Vodafone have been consistently aiming to recognize the increasingly important role of the mobile industry in helping to achieve sustainable development. As Egypt transforms into a highly connected market, both companies have associated to help mobile users enjoy benefits of data with less strain on energy consumption.
"This is an example of innovating with our customers to try new and sustainable ways of bringing mobile broadband to the masses. Our continued partnership with Vodafone Egypt has allowed us to take a huge leap in deploying solutions for more sustainable mobile networks. Psi-Coverage allows operators to reduce carbon footprint while maintaining quality of services to their customers," Anders Lindblad, president of Region Middle East and Africa, Ericsson, said in a statement.
Eliminating excess power consumption creates a more energy efficient network. Ericssonâ€™s solution eliminates the need for three radios in a coverage area, and instead uses one radio unit that connects three antennas together to provide high-quality coverage without the power usage that is necessary in larger cities.
As indicated, in the First Field Implementation (FFI), Psi-Coverage lowered energy consumption by 40 percent as a result of reducing the amount of radios used for a 3G base station within the network. By rolling out the solution, Psi-Coverage is noted to bring high-quality coverage to less densely populated areas.
"Psi-Coverage proved to be successful during testing, it reduced power consumption substantially and helped in saving OPEXÂ (News - Alert)/CAPEX costs. We are pleased to have partnered with Ericsson yet again on this opportunity to demonstrate technology leadership," Tony Dolton, chief technology officer at Vodafone Egypt stated.
In other recent news, Ericsson launched its cost-effective disaster recovery solution for broadcasters.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey