Orange and Nokia have signed an agreement to increase the use of refurbished equipment in telecoms infrastructure.
Nokia will supply refurbished network equipment to all Orange subsidiaries via BuyIn, the procurement alliance of Orange and Deutsche Telekom.
This joint commitment will comprise radio-based equipment (Radio Access Network), with medium and long-term plans to also encompass other network equipment. The refurbishment process is expected to generate reductions in carbon emissions as opposed to manufacturing new equipment.
Orange and Nokia want to offer a competitive and reliable alternative to network operators.
The refurbished equipment meets all the reliability criteria in line with European Union and ITU directives and recommendations.