Friday, January 25, 2013

Digicel Cuts Base Station Energy Usage 23% with eVolution

Digicel Jamaica has slashed energy consumption on its cellular base stations by using an automated software optimization solution from eVolution Networks.  The software deactivates base stations during low traffic demand. The companies estimates that Digicel is saving up to US$1.4 million annually in energy costs, realizing a 23% reduction in RAN energy costs.

eVolution is a start-up based in Israel. The company says its flagship product, Smart Energy Solution (SES), fits seamlessly into any multi-vendor/technology cellular to significantly increase savings using SES.

“eVolution’s SES is the most mature and cost optimized energy saving platform on the market. It provides a valuable solution for cutting energy across our base stations and best positions us to capitalize on the shift to a fully green network,” said Stephen Curran, Network Design Director for Digicel Group.  “Having successfully completed the deployment of eVolution’s solution across most of our base stations, we are now ready to demonstrate the full capabilities and unique advantages of the solution across our 30 other markets across the globe.”

Digicel is the leading mobile telecom operator in the Caribbean, Central American and Pacific regions.