Green Telco POV 2: Green light for Telcos
How the Telecommunications industry can help other industries reduce carbon emissions and therefore cost
Since the late 1800s the Telecommunications industry has played a major role in shaping how we live, and today it is the backbone of the global economy. However, energy consumption has grown in line with demand and this represents a major environmental challenge
Telcos need to lead in providing bold solutions that deliver the sustainable changes in behaviour that are required to address the challenges of climate change, both in their own industry and in others. This is more about making use of existing solutions than it is about developing new ones. Those Telcos that understand and respond to these opportunities will find that they open up significant new revenue streams.
As the social, political and legislative pressure builds to reduce carbon emissions both individually and collectively, now is a good time for Telcos to show they already have some of the solutions.