Pakistan Network Completes Mobile Energy Efficiency Optimisation Project
Published on: 24th Mar 2014
The GSMA today announced the completion of its second Mobile Energy Efficiency (MEE) Optimisation project located in Pakistan working in conjunction with mobile operator Warid Telecom and systems integrator Cascadiant.
The project trialled energy-saving technology in Warid's network and demonstrated energy savings of between 30 and 60 percent. When the solutions are rolled out across Warid's network in Pakistan, the annual savings are expected to be more than USD6 million in energy costs.
The project was conducted on ten cell sites across various geographies in Pakistan, and the technical solutions were trialled on four cell sites. These included Coolsure high efficiency telecom air-conditioners, GE's Sodium Nickel Chloride Durathon battery and a Ballard methanol fuel cell back-up power system. Deployment of the solutions across Warid's network has already begun, with 200 DC (direct current) air-conditioners being installed.
Launched in 2010, the GSMA's MEE Benchmarking service is a management tool that helps MNOs measure and monitor the relative efficiency of their networks. It identifies under-performing networks and quantifies the potential efficiency gains available, typically around 10 to 25 per cent across a MNO's portfolio. More than 35 MNOs, running more than 200 networks across 145 countries, are now participating in MEE Benchmarking.