The Norwegian-based company is eying “The Green Mobile Award” for its excellence initiative for Greener Operations.
The Green Mobile Award highlights the role of mobile in the development of low carbon economies, industries and lifestyles through improved energy efficiency, alternative energy sources, recycling, conservation, travel, manufacturing and logistics cost reduction and eco-friendly consumption.
Specifically, the category focuses on manufacturing of system, network, charging or other equipment with energy saving or emission reduction features.
Telecom operators’ deployment of green networks and their use of alternative energy base stations or processes to reduce energy consumption.
Cellular’s operators’ new mobile applications or products that reduce reliance on travel, monitor the environment or promote eco-friendly behaviours.
There are different companies contesting on the same category including Flexenclosure for E-site, Grameenphone Ltd. for “Building A Greener Network” Initiative, Indus Towers Limited for Indus’ Carbon Abatement Program (i-CAP), and Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) for Kabalikat sa Kalikasan (Your Partner in Environmental Protection).
Telenor Pakistan is the first Greenfield mobile operation outside of Norway by Telenor ASA, the parent group. It has become the country’s first mobile operator to complete the largest solar-powered telecommunication network in the Universal Service Fund-assisted areas.
Of the 50 solar-powered cell sites established initially in the country, 47 were set up in Mirpur Khas and Bahawalpur. The sites are providing telecommunication services to more than 1.63 million people who previously lacked any such access.
The remaining three sites were established in Islamabad and Khyber-Pukhtoonkhwa.
Telenor in collaboration with Nokia Siemens Networks established off-grid site solutions that are exploiting solar energy to power base station sites, saving operating cost and power consumption.
Solar energy is one of the salient features of Telenor Pakistan’s Green Energy Project that helps in preventing emission on average of 2.5 tons of carbon dioxide per site per year.
There are eight categories and 23 sub-categories and 600 entries were submitted and 158 organizations were shortlisted from across the world and from across the mobile eco-system, making it a significant achievement.
Telenor was shortlisted in 2011 for GSMA Awards in the field of mobile banking. It secured awards Mobile Money Transfer Award in 2010.