Nokia Siemens Networks and Samsung were among the winners of Juniper Research’s 2010 Future Mobile Green Awards. Nokia Siemens Networks won the Gold Award in the Green Infrastructure category for its Flexi Multiradio Base Station, while Samsung won the equivalent award in the Green Handset category for its Blue Earth model.
Nokia Siemens Networks Flexi range was praised both for its adaptability and for the extent to which it reduced the scale of power consumption. “We are very pleased with this recognition. The Nokia Siemens Networks Flexi Multiradio Base Station is the industry smallest, most energy-efficient multi-standard base station and shows Nokia Siemens Networks’ commitment to environmental sustainability,” said Tommi Uitto, head of wireless access product management, Nokia Siemens Networks. “Flexi Multiradio Base Station supports 2G, 3G, and is LTE ready with a software upgrade only, highlighting our focus on commercial LTE hardware and software to meet the needs of commercial deployments worldwide.”
Recent Mobile Green research from Juniper Research estimated that the carbon footprint in 2008 from the usage phase of mobile handsets stood at more than 30Mt, with base stations accounting for more than 70% of this total. However, the report noted that the industry was increasingly seeking to address the issue through solutions ranging from the use of feederless sites and distributed site architecture to the implementation of off-grid generators utilising renewable energy.
Tony Crabtree, managing director at Juniper said: “Juniper founded these awards in order to give recognition to those companies in the mobile industry that we believe are making a significant contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and which have encouraged the promotion of environmentally sustainable business practices.”