Juniper Research awards green mobile technologies
Samsung and Nokia Siemens Networks awarded for green mobile solutions
Juniper Research has announced the winners of its 2010 Future Mobile Green Awards, which recognize companies that have made significant contributions to making mobile communications more environmentally friendly.
Nokia Siemens Networks won the gold award for infrastructure solutions, while Samsung was awarded gold in the handset category.
Recent research from Juniper Research estimated that the carbon footprint in 2008 from mobile phone usage stood at more than 30Mt, with base stations accounting for more than 70% of this total.
Samsung took gold in the handset category, for its Blue Earth mobile, which includes a solar panel and an eco-mode to allow users to cut energy consumption through configurable screen brightness, backlight duration and Bluetooth, along with casing and packaging that are made from 100% recycled material and no harmful Brominated Flame Retardants, Beryllium and Phthalates.
Silver award for handsets went to Motorola for the Moto W233 Renew phone, the world's first carbon-neutral handset, which is also has recycled packaging and casing made from recycled water bottles.
In the infrastructure category, Nokia Siemens Networks Flexi range of Multiradio Base Stations won first place, for its adaptability and the reduction in power consumption possible with the multi-standard base station range.
Tommi Uitto, head of Wireless Access Product Management, Nokia Siemens Networks commented: "We are very pleased with this recognition. The Nokia Siemens Networks Flexi Multiradio Base Station is the industry smallest, most energy-efficient multi-standard base station and shows Nokia Siemens Networks' commitment to environmental sustainability. Flexi Multiradio Base Station supports 2G, 3G, and is LTE ready with a software upgrade only, highlighting our focus on commercial LTE hardware and software to meet the needs of commercial deployments worldwide."
Nujira was given the silver award, for it's Coolteq Power Modulator range which offers power efficiencies up to 50% greater than industry standards.
In the application category, T-Mobile USA received the gold award for its Green Perks application, which offers ‘green-oriented' special offers to T-Mobile subscribers; while Clear Standards took silver for its web-based enterprise carbon management and sustainability solutions.
Tony Crabtree, managing director at Juniper Research said that: "Juniper founded these awards in order to give recognition to those companies in the mobile industry that we believe are making a significant contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and which have encouraged the promotion of environmentally sustainable business practices."