On-site solar panels help power a network site in Gloucester, while Vodafone uses other behind-the-scenes tech to make its network even more energy efficient.
- Vodafone has adopted big data analytics, AI and machine learning to drive energy efficiencies across its UK network.
- It also installed its first on-site solar panels at a mobile telephone exchange (MTX) network site to generate reliable and sustainable energy.
- Since 2019, data carried on Vodafone’s UK network has increased by c.300%, while energy consumption has remained flat and carbon emissions have fallen by 77%.
Vodafone UK is using big data analytics, AI, machine learning and Internet of Things (IoT) technology to optimise the energy efficiency of its network, which accounts for around 95% of the company’s total energy consumption.
Vodafone has also installed its first on-site solar panels at a mobile telephone exchange (MTX) network site in Gloucester. The site, which houses technology used to route phone calls and data to and from mobile devices, will use electricity generated from the solar panels to reduce reliance on the national grid.
Vodafone invests millions of pounds every year into energy efficiency measures and renewable power as it works towards net zero for its UK operations by 2027.