CommScope eyes Indian telecom market with green technology

By Telecom Lead Team: As per the new green telecom policy, telecom
companies in India need to certify their products and telecom service providers
should aim at achieving 17 per cent carbon emission reduction from their
telecom networks by 2018-19. 


In the wake of the
newly released guidelines, several companies working in the sphere of green
technology see great opportunity in the Indian telecom market.  


CommScope, a
communications infrastructure firm, recently launched environmentally friendly
CommScope Fuel Cell Cabinet that offers significant operational cost savings
over the life of the cabinet.


The cabinet provides
an environmentally friendly dc backup power solution for wireless and wireline
networks with a cabinet design that is modular and flexible to meet the most
stringent backup power needs. The cabinet’s proton exchange membrane (PEM)
hydrogen fuel cells, housed in a secure, weather resistant cabinet for outdoor
deployment, offer a smaller footprint and more dense power backup than what is
available in the market.


CommScope is working
towards a greener environment and has recently launched an energy conservation
initiative that supports the industry’s global efforts cid:image001.gif@01CC8503.C8D7BE40in
reducing power consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and operating costs.
Hydrogen fuel cells technologies for backup power systems in the cell sites are
reliable, cost-effective, green and result in real OpEx reduction.


It is estimated that
the operation of telecommunications networks is responsible for 0.5 percent of
all carbon dioxide emissions worldwide.


With the wireless
industry’s heightened awareness of their networks’ environmental impact, operators
are seeking ways to reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner
environment by reducing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that are
being blamed as one of the potential causes of global climate change.


Many operators have set
goals to reduce their energy consumption by approximately 25 percent within the
next 10 years.


Hydrogen Fuels Cells
could act as a game changer in terms of reducing the carbon emission. Fuel
Cells are essentially an alternate energy source to Diesel Gen-sets and battery


Commscope is working
with its partners and customers to have a sustainable ecosystem for continuous
supply of fuel i.e. H2.

The company has done
several trials in India, and all of them have been successful and much
appreciated by the customers. Last year, CommScope established its new brand
identity in the market.


In India, the
customers now recognize our combined portfolio and are experiencing our new
brand consistently. For the wireless customers, we span the entire RF landscape,
helping wireless carriers manage increasing cell site complexity and optimize
network planning, capacity, coverage, and performance. We have also launched
our 4G portfolio in 2.3 GHz for our BWA customers which have been well
appreciated,” said Anil Trehan, vice president, Energy Solutins, CommScope.


The company is also
pushing smooth wall RF feeder cable in Indian market as the replacement
traditional copper cable and recently signed Idea Cellular and TATA


By Danish Khan
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