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Green Gas has made the headlines this week - it has reached a milestone whereby it supplies 1 million UK households. According to the G...

Vodafone Germany has announced the installation of a new technology that helps reduce the energy consumption of its mobile networks.

The Base Transceiver Station Power Savings system, developed by fellow communications company Ericsson, is used during periods of low traffic on the Vodafone network, essentially putting the un-used parts of the network on standby mode, XTV World reported.

According to the company, the energy-saving software will be installed across all of its German network's base stations by the end of this year.

"Our initiative with Ericsson shows that Vodafone takes its responsibility for the environment seriously. We have a leading role in this field in the telecoms sector," said Hartmut Kremling, chief technology officer of Vodafone Germany.

Ulf Ewaldsson, vice-president and head of Ericsson's radio network business, added: "Reducing energy consumption is a key area where the telecommunications industry can make a positive contribution to international efforts to respond to climate change,"

According to the technology's developers, Ericsson, if the new system was deployed across their one million stations worldwide, it could lead to a reduction in carbon emissions of up to one million tonnes.ADNFCR-1231-ID-18402732-ADNFCR

Article Date: 20 December 2007

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