Nokia Siemens Targets Green Base Stations

New design would cut energy use by up to 40%
By Jim O'Neill,  Newser User
Posted Nov 20, 2007 12:08 PM CST
Finnish-German company Nokia Siemens is aiming to go green.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Nokia Siemens Networks is going green, Reuters reports. The Finnish-German partnership hopes to up its market share of mobile and fixed telecom networks by offering base stations that have greater range and use up to 40% less energy by shutting down when network traffic demands are low. The company is aiming for a software and hardware release by 2010.

Nokia Siemens said it would trim base station power requirements 20-40%, saving money in operations and cooling. The company said that as energy becomes more expensive, going green makes sense, as long as a company can make a profit. "Only then, we can do this in the long term and not settle for short-term charity projects," a spokesman said.