Nokia Siemens Networks unveiled a network package that can enhance energy consumption savings by up to 70 percent at the mobile tower-level, known as mobile base stations.
The new mobile network package uses a power saving mode at night when base-station traffic is much lower than during the day, according to a statement. The package also reduces energy consumption up to 30 percent by changing the minimum temperature requirement for a base station.
Nokia Siemens said that the package comprises elements that minimize the number of base station sites, reducing the need for air conditioning to cool the sites.
The package also uses the latest base station technologies to optimize the use of radio access for wireless communications, making a good green business sense, said Ari Lehtoranta, head of the Radio Access business unit at Nokia Siemens Networks.
Nokia is promoting the idea of going green by producing packages that create energy savings, hence attempting to reduce its own carbon footprint although it estimates that 80 percent of its products' impact comes from their lifelong use rather than their production.