China Cloud Network Conference
May 09, 2023 to May 10, 2023 | Beijing/Virtual
Timon Sloane, ONF General Manager will deliver a talk on sustainable mobile networks. This topic is a significant concern for mobile operators worldwide and one which we are exploring with several of our members. Specifically, he will discuss the challenges of energy costs for telecom operators and how a large portion of operating costs are directly attributable to the mobile radio access network (RAN). Further impacting this is the fact that energy costs are growing as a result of exponential traffic growth and new 5G services, the fact that 5G sites require two to three times more power than their 4G-equivalent, the growing cost for power, and the increasing urgency to reduce carbon footprint of mobile networks. He will present some techniques that have the potential to transform the RAN and address these issues.