Green Telecom Networks

Mobile and Fixed Telecommunications Networks: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Recycling and Reuse, and Carbon Emissions Reduction Opportunities

Telecom service providers today must manage a delicate balancing act. On one hand, they are driven to increase their subscriber bases and drive more traffic on their networks, while maintaining a high level of service quality and availability. At the same time, they must keep a close eye on the bottom line and meet their public pledges to reduce capital and operating expenditures, total cost of ownership, and CO2 emissions. To achieve these goals, operators are working to reduce energy-related expenses, increase operational efficiency, reduce costs associated with network deployments, and increase their utilization of clean energy sources.

In this context, network operators and telecom equipment vendors continue to invest in initiatives to improve the energy efficiency of telecom networks and reduce their associated carbon emissions. Pike Research’s analysis indicates that these initiatives are likely to result in a significant reduction in energy-related operating expenses in addition to a dramatic decrease in GHG emissions related to telecom network operations.

This Pike Research report focuses on the direct impact of green technologies and practices as applied to telecommunications networks. Specifically addressed are the market drivers and business decisions that drive the usage and implementation of green practices across fixed and mobile networks. In addition, quantitative market forecasts through 2016 are provided to describe the effects of these green technologies and practices on operational and environmental costs.

Key Questions Addressed:
  • How is a systems approach to residential energy efficiency defined in different markets?
  • What is the status of green telecom investment today and how is it expected to evolve in the coming years?
  • What actions are telecom carriers taking to make their networks more efficient and reduce carbon emissions?
  • What are the drivers and barriers to green telecom investment?
  • Who are the leading providers, OEMs, and technology companies that are driving green telecom initiatives?
  • What are some of the best practices being implemented today?
  • What is the impact of green telecom on emerging markets versus developed markets?
  • How does investment in green telecom vary by region?
  • What is the business case for green telecom, and which components have the most impact on ROI?
  • What is the market opportunity for green telecom in terms of CAPEX and OPEX?
  • How large is the opportunity for renewable energy in telecom networks?
  • What is the potential for carbon emissions reduction through green telecom initiatives?
Who needs this report?
  • Mobile and fixed network operators
  • Telecom equipment vendors
  • Systems integrators
  • Renewable energy companies
  • Government agencies
  • Investment community
  • Industry associations
  • Standards organizations

Table of Contents

1.      Executive Summary

1.1   Introduction

1.2   Market Drivers and Inhibitors

1.3   Key Findings

2.      Market Issues

2.1   Green Telecom Market Overview

2.2   Core Components of Green Telecom Practices

2.2.1   Renewable/Alternative Energy

2.2.2   Energy Efficiency

2.2.3   Hazardous Materials and Packaging

2.2.4   Recycle/Reuse

3.      Technology Issues

3.1   Definition of Green Telecom

3.2   Components of a Green Telecom Solution

3.2.1   Telecom Equipment and Software

3.3 Services

3.3.1   Energy Efficiency

3.3.2   Renewable/Alternative Energy Solutions

3.3.3    Energy Consumption

4.      Standard Bodies, Industry Consortia, and Governmental Pressures

4.1   Introduction to Standards Issues

4.1.1   North America

4.2   Who Sets the Standards?

4.3   Standards

4.3.1   Guiding Principles for Energy Efficiency Metrics (Data Centers)

4.3.2   Base Standard (General Requirements on Energy Efficiency for Telecommunication Equipment [ATIS-60015.2009])

4.3.3   Other Relevant Standards

5.      Key Industry Players

5.1   Introduction

5.2   Vendors

5.2.1   Alcatel-Lucent

5.2.2   Ericsson

5.2.3   Huawei

5.2.4   Juniper Networks

5.2.5   Nokia Siemens Networks

5.2.6   ReliOn, Inc.

5.2.7   Tellabs

5.2.8   ZTE

5.3   Operators

5.3.1   AT&T

5.3.2   BetterWorld Telecom

5.3.3   British Telecom

5.3.4   Sprint Nextel

5.3.5   Telefonica

5.3.6   Telenor

5.3.7   Verizon

5.3.8   Vodafone

6.      Market Forecasts

6.1   Introduction and Approach

6.1.1   Fixed Networks

6.1.2   Mobile Networks

6.1.3   Data Centers

6.2   Global CAPEX Analysis

6.2.1   Key Assumptions and Market Drivers

6.2.2   Mobile Network CAPEX by Regional Market

6.2.3   Green Telecom CAPEX

6.3   Global Emissions Analysis

6.3.1   Key Assumptions and Market Drivers

6.3.2   Green Practices

6.3.3   Mobile Networks Regional Trends

7.      Company Directory
8.      Acronym and Abbreviation List
9.      Table of Contents
10.    Table of Charts and Figures
11.    Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

 

List of Charts and Figures

  • Energy Efficient Homes Market Value by Region, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Telecom Network and Green Telecom Network CAPEX, World Markets: 2011-2016
  • Deployment of Renewable Energy Mobile Base Stations by Region, World Markets: October 2011
  • Deployment of Renewable Energy Mobile Base Stations by Region and Type, World Markets: October 2011
  • Weight of E-Scrap, E-Waste, Recycled/Reused, and in Storage from Adjusted Sales by Year, World Markets: 2010-2025
  • Telecom Network CAPEX, World Markets: 2011-2016
  • Telecom Network CAPEX by Segment, World Markets: 2011-2016
  • Mobile Network CAPEX by Region, World Markets: 2011-2016
  • Telecom Network and Green Telecom Network CAPEX, World Markets: 2011-2016
  • Green Telecom Network CAPEX by Segment, World Markets: 2011-2016
  • Green Mobile Network CAPEX by Region, World Markets: 2011-2016
  • Unabated Telecom Network Emissions Levels by Segment, World Markets: 2011-2016
  • Network Emissions, BAU vs. Green Impact, World Markets: 2011-2016
  • Mobile Network Emissions, BAU vs. Green Impact, World Markets: 2011-2016
  • Data Center Emissions, BAU vs. Green Impact, World Markets: 2011-2016
  • Abated (Green) Telecom Network Emissions Levels by Segment, World Markets: 2011-2016
  • Mobile Network Emissions Reductions by Region, World Markets: 2011-2016
  • Components of Green Telecom Practices
  • Green Telecom Practices by Infrastructure Category

List of Tables

  • Deployment of Renewable Energy Mobile Base Stations by Region, World Markets: October 2011
  • Deployment of Renewable Energy Mobile Base Stations as a Percentage of Total Deployments, World Markets: 2010-2016
  • Telecom Network CAPEX by Segment, World Markets: 2011-2016
  • Mobile Network CAPEX by Region, World Markets: 2011-2016
  • Telecom Network and Green Telecom Network CAPEX, World Markets: 2011-2016
  • Green Telecom Network CAPEX by Segment, World Markets: 2011-2016
  • Green Mobile Network CAPEX by Region, World Markets: 2011-2016
  • Unabated Telecom Network Emissions Levels by Segment, World Markets: 2011-2016
  • Abated (Green) Telecom Network Emissions Levels by Segment, World Markets: 2011-2016
  • Mobile Network Emissions Reduction Percentages by Region, World Markets: 2011-2016
  • Green Telecom Network Emissions, World Markets: 2011-2016
  • Green Mobile Network Emissions, World Markets: 2011-2016
  • Green Data Center Emissions, World Markets: 2011-2016
  • Mobile Network Emissions Reductions by Region, World Markets: 2011-2016

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