With rising concerns about energy costs and global warming, governments, organizations and even financial institutions are resorting to energy management measures such as incentives and subsidies depending upon the nature of the operators initiatives. Nokia Siemens Networks introduced Managed energy services to enhance its End-to-End energy solutions at the Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) that was held on February 14-17 in Barcelona, Spain.
The End-to-End Energy Solutions portfolio, introduced in November 2009, not only offers a comprehensive portfolio of products, solutions and multi-vendor services that manage operators' entire energy use but also reduces the energy consumption at sites and networks. This is done by resorting to the use of smart metering, centralized and remote monitoring of all power sources and corrective and preventive site maintenance.
In a press release, Armando Almeida, head of Global Services, Nokia (News - Alert) Siemens Networks said that the company's End-to-End Energy Solutions was a comprehensive approach to reduce the total energy consumed in the operators' network as this constituted 86 percent of the total energy consumed by a typical mobile operators. This gained more significance in the light of the fact that in rural and remote areas, operators had to deal with rising energy costs and reducing the carbon footprint.
While remote management of energy with Nokia Siemens Networks’ (News - Alert) green energy control ensured optimal use of field resources for preventive and corrective maintenance, Managed Energy Services helped to optimize energy consumption and energy production.
Through the company's smart Procurement proposition, customers are advised on paying for actual energy consumption, switching tariffs and everything else that contributed to a reduction in their energy bills. Nokia Siemens Networks explores and identifies areas where market specific tax incentives, green incentives, green credits, grants or preferential interest rates can help to either offset operational expenditure or underwrite investment in energy-saving initiatives or technology.
Rohit Kumar, head of energy solutions at Nokia Siemens Networks said that operators had a tough time keeping pace with the changing needs and expectations of subscribers. It was here that a holistic Managed approach to energy would help improve operators' network quality, ensuring constant network availability, increasing and operational efficiency by reducing costs and allowing them to focus on business critical activities.
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Edited by Jennifer Russell