Information Systems for Environmental Sustainability

IT, Resource Productivity, Environmental Preservation, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Pike Research: Telco to Spend 61% of CAPEX ($194B) on ‘Sustainable Infrastructure’ by 2016

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A recent Pike Research study finds that:

  • 61 percent of Telco capital expenditures will be on sustainable infrastructure by 2016
  • This represents a $194 billion market.
  • 65% of this investment will be in mobile networks
  • Drivers include: GHG reduction commitments, falling cost of opening base stations run on clean energy,  efforts to minimize rising energy prices.
  • Energy efficiency enablers include:  improvements to RF amplifiers, switches, network architectures and topologies and fresh air cooling.
  • GHG impacts: reductions of 5.6 percent to 251 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent by 2016

I want my “clean” 4G…


Author: nigelpm

Associate Professor of Information Systems, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan - Helping organizations to navigate digital transformation.

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