Telecom service providers today must manage a delicate balancing act. On one hand, they are driven to increase their subscriber bases and drive more traffic on their networks, while maintaining a high level of service quality and availability. At the same time, they must keep a close eye on the bottom line and meet their public pledges to reduce capital and operating expenditures, total cost of ownership, and CO2 emissions. To achieve these goals, operators are working to reduce energy-related expenses, increase operational efficiency, reduce costs associated with network deployments, and increase their utilization of clean energy sources.
In this context, network operators and telecom equipment vendors continue to invest in initiatives to improve the energy efficiency of telecom networks and reduce their associated carbon emissions. Pike Research's analysis indicates that these initiatives are likely to result in a significant reduction in energy-related operating expenses in addition to a dramatic decrease in GHG emissions related to telecom network operations.
This Pike Research report focuses on the direct impact of green technologies and practices as applied to telecommunications networks. Specifically addressed are the market drivers and business decisions that drive the usage and implementation of green practices across fixed and mobile networks. In addition, quantitative market forecasts through 2016 are provided to describe the effects of these green technologies and practices on operational and environmental costs.