New technology to help telcos address climate change and energy-related challenges


Swedish based multinational telecommunications Ericsson has launched new artificial intelligent-based energy infrastructure operations to help telcos to reduce energy-related expenses (OPEX).

The new data-analytics, energy management solution has been designed to help telcos reduce energy-related OPEX by 15%, energy-related outages by 30%, carbon emissions and site visits related to passive infrastructure.

The solution is integrated into the Ericsson Operations Engine – the company’s AI-based, data-driven approach to managed services – to optimise energy efficiency for telcos while helping them to meet current and future traffic demands at the same time addressing the energy and climate challenges.

Today, energy consumption ranges from 20 to 40% of a site operation OPEX annually. According to Ericsson’s AI report, OPEX reduction ranks among the top priorities for operators.

The technology has been tested with customers in Europe Asia, Europe Middle East and Latin America and is currently live in Telenor Myanmar’s network.

Ruza Sabanovic, CTO, Telenor Group, says: “Telenor Myanmar has worked systematically over the past years to reduce energy consumption and lower carbon emissions. In the last two years, our per-site energy consumption has been reduced by 19%. We’ve taken another positive step by going live with Ericsson’s energy management solution on the Telenor Myanmar network. This enables us to use machine learning and data analytics to optimize energy use and maximise site availability, helping us to continue working towards our climate ambitions.”