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4 May 2021

5G reduces emissions, explained

Rising energy consumption and Co2 levels concern us all, and businesses globally are committing themselves to reduce their emissions.  

Can 5G connectivity help? 

Dr Ajay Gambhir from the Grantham Institute, Rodgrio Arias from the World Economic Forum and Steven Moore from the GSMA believe 5G will play a major role. 

The mobile sector itself contributes 0.4% of global carbon emissions, but the level of avoided emissions that it enables is 10 times greater than this.

5G is not only more energy efficient than previous mobile networks, but because of its ultra-low latency, it also enables smart, real-time monitoring solutions for energy consumption that will reduce industry’s carbon footprint.  In fact, while also reducing operational costs, 5G can address each of the 17 UN Sustainability Development Goals, for instance helping close the digital divide.

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