High Efficiency for Telecom Growth
High Efficiency power: Carrier Motives for Energy Efficient DC Power Systems Expand from Cost Cutting to New Service Deployment
The business case for high-efficiency DC power systems used to be focused on saving money on power OPEX. But now telecom service providers need more power for deploying cloud, entertainment and other services and are turning to HE systems as one way to meet that need.
Cost savings and environmental responsibility have been the driving reasons for looking to high-efficiency (HE) technology to power telecommunications networks. But new services like cloud, VoIP, IPTV and others are becoming an important component of network operator sales and profitability. As new networks are built and new computing services deployed to provision these services, energy efficiency is quickly becoming a tool for growth in addition to operating expense (OPEX) savings. Some operators, like Verizon, are publicly stating that energy efficiency has become critical to their ability to offer new capabilities and services.
The impact is great both for wireless networks, which are facing quadrupled demand for data services, and for wireline networks as enterprises increasingly tap carriers for cloud services. Service providers are building out their networks to meet demand and are finding that upgrading to the latest generation of equipment not only saves power and space, it is essential for rolling out new revenue-generating services as well.
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