As Mobile Networks and 5G are Rapidly Implemented, Limiting Energy Use Remains a Focus

Dec 9, 2021 1:15 PM ET

Originally published on Environment + Energy Leader

By David Worford

Mobile networks and 5G use are exploding, but providers are working toward making sure that growth doesn’t result in a similar expansion in energy use.

To fight it the industry has focused on efficient technologies and new advances in network features and capabilities that allows for energy efficient procedures. 

Earlier in 2021 Qualcomm said 5G can have an impact on any number of sustainability efforts. It even said the network implementation could save 410 billion gallons of water and cut emissions by 370 million tons by 2025.

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