Tuesday, November 15, 2011

GSMA Energy Efficiency Methodology Adopted by ITU

The GSMA's Mobile Energy Efficiency Benchmarking methodology has been recognised in a global standard by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

The GSMA's methodology, which benchmarks the energy efficiency of mobile networks, is included in the ITU's standard ITU-T L.1410 ‘Methodology for Environmental Impact Assessment of ICT Goods, Networks and Services'.

The GSMA developed its methodology as part of the Mobile Energy Efficiency (MEE) Network Benchmarking service, launched a year ago at Mobile Asia Congress 2010. MEE has now been adopted by 35 mobile network operators who run more than 200 networks across 145 countries.

The GSMA is also launching a new "MEE Optimisation" service, which undertakes a detailed bottom-up analysis to identify and assess the inefficiencies of a network, to then provide operators with a cost-benefit analysis of specific solutions that can be considered to improve network energy efficiency. http://www.gsmworld.com/mee