This would be equivalent to removing 700,000 petrol cars from the UK's roads by 2035.
- The latest Vodafone UK research quantifies the additional energy generated by using 5G Standalone technology across the renewable energy sector. 5G can help make production and distribution more efficient, alongside the emissions savings brought about by avoiding gas and coal power.
- The research reveals that 5G has one of the greatest potentials in wind power generation, where the additional clean energy generated is enough to heat an extra 2.4 million homes by 2035, which is the same number of homes as in Scotland**. This is a total reduction of 63 million CO2e emissions, the equivalent to removing 700,000 petrol cars from our roads by 2035*.
- However, this can only be achieved if mobile operators can invest in rolling out 5G across the UK at scale and at pace.
- The proposed Vodafone and Three joint venture will pave the way for UK 5G leadership, with a pledge to invest £11 billion and reach over 99% of the UK population with 5G Standalone by 2034.
5G-enabled technologies could help deliver huge emissions savings, accelerating the UK’s renewable energy transition, according to new economic modelling*.
The modelling reinforces the environmental benefits of 5G Standalone (5G SA), particularly when it comes to making the UK’s renewable energy production and distribution network more efficient to further reduce our reliance on natural gas or coal-powered generation.