Nokia has revealed its successful deployment of the AVA Energy Efficiency software for Safaricom Kenya, marking a significant stride in reducing power consumption and costs across the operator’s 5G, 4G, and 3G networks.
The extensive rollout spans around 30,000 cells across various network generations and is projected to yield notable energy cost savings between 8-10 percent. This initiative follows a fruitful pilot program between Nokia and Safaricom Kenya.
The AVA for Energy solution leverages cutting-edge artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms. Its functionality involves automatically shutting down idle or underutilized equipment during low usage periods while ensuring an uninterrupted customer experience. This innovative approach is complemented by Nokia’s Radio Energy Efficiency features.
With over 50 active or completed energy-saving projects with Communication Service Providers (CSPs) globally, Nokia underscores the increasing industry focus on reducing energy consumption, curbing costs, and addressing environmental sustainability concerns within network operations.
Samar Mittal, VP of Cloud and Network Services at Nokia MEA, emphasized the collaboration’s significance, stating, “There is no green without digital. We’re proud to aid Safaricom in optimizing network power usage and asset utilization through Nokia’s advanced software. These efforts drive substantial reductions in power consumption and costs without compromising customer experience, a critical consideration amidst global discussions on climate progress.”
Anthony Gacanja, Network Director at Safaricom Kenya, highlighted the multifaceted challenges associated with network power consumption and praised the collaboration with Nokia as a pivotal step toward mitigating these challenges. He affirmed that Safaricom remains committed to maintaining network quality and reliability while prioritizing sustainability.
Nokia’s commitment to advancing sustainable solutions aligns with the broader industry goals as stakeholders prepare for the annual United Nations climate conference, underscoring the pivotal role of technology in fostering environmental stewardship within the telecommunications sector.