CommScope launches global energy conservation project for wireless industry

CommScope, a global provider in infrastructure solutions
for communications networks, announced the launch of an energy conservation
initiative that supports the industry’s global efforts in reducing power
consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and operating costs.

As the demand for better, faster services increases, the
industry must also focus on how to reduce its network power and fossil fuel
consumption, greenhouse emissions, operating costs and capital expenditures.
CommScope’s new initiative helps wireless operators lower their energy costs
and provides them with an innovative and reliable way of powering cell sites. It
also helps operators lessen their impact on the environment,” said Anil Trehan,
vice president, Energy Solutions, CommScope.  

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

With the wireless industry’s heightened awareness of
their networks’ environmental impact, operators are seeking ways to rapidly
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.

This is why many operators have set goals to reduce their
energy consumption by approximately 25 percent within the next 10 years.

To achieve many of these green goals, wireless operators
can invest in clean and reliable backup power generators, remote shelter
monitoring, amplifier upgrades, shelter cooling and hybrid cooling systems
through CommScope’s new initiative.

By deploying a hydrogen fuel cell power solution from
CommScope, operators can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and power consumption
at cell sites. Unlike diesel generators that emit greenhouse gases, the only
by-products of hydrogen fuel cells are heat and water.

With four fuel cell backup solutions available (5-, 8-,
10- and 16-kilowatts), operators no longer require diesel generators to provide
backup power, thereby reducing their dependence on fossil fuels.

By adopting the OneBase InSite Connect solution from
operators now have the flexibility to monitor and perform certain repairs and
maintenance from a remote location. The solution can also be used to change the
electrical tilt on a base station antenna to dynamically adjust the antenna
coverage remotely.

In markets where wireless subscriptions are increasing at
a rapid pace, stronger amplifiers are needed to provide better coverage.
Operators who use Multi-Carrier Power Amplifiers for Integrated BTS
Applications can reduce their overall cell site power load by as much as 20 to
30 percent.

This alternative provides operators with a cost
competitive solution and maintains stringent, system-level performance criteria
without effecting wireless coverage.

Base station electronics housed in shelters are typically
cooled with air-conditioning units, which consume considerable electricity to
provide the ideal environment inside the shelter. Installations of CommScope’s
free-air cooling solutions have shown a reduction of approximately 25 percent
in overall power consumption in a variety of climates.

By partnering with CommScope to design the proper
free-air cooling system for a shelter – using either two or four DC powered fans
operators can also choose filter specifications that meet their desired
standard for air quality.

Operators can protect their equipment by working with
CommScope to devise a hybrid cooling solution that reduces a site’s cooling
costs by approximately 85 percent when compared to traditional enclosure air

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