Monday 29 November 2021

Vodafone to deploy self-powered mobile towers

Vodafone to deploy self-powered mobile towers

Vodafone is building self-powered mobile phone masts to help it achieve its aim of net zero in UK operations by 2027.

It hopes to deploy the ‘Eco-Towers’ later this year, stating they will not only cut down emissions but also help connectivity in more remote parts of the country – as they do not need to be connected to the electricity grid.

Vodafone has collaborated with Crossflow Energy to produce the mobile network towers, which are wind powered.

The company is hoping the masts can contribute heavily towards the industry’s aim of expanding mobile coverage to 95% of UK land mass within the next four years.

Due to their silence in operation, the masts can also be deployed in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs), as they do not interfere with wildlife and scenery.

Vodafone CEO, Andrea Dona, said: “We are committed to improving rural connectivity but this comes with some very significant challenges.

“Connecting masts to the energy grid can be a major barrier to delivering this objective, so making these sites self-sufficient is a huge step forward for us and for the mobile industry.

“There is no silver bullet to reducing energy consumption but each of these steps forward takes us closer to achieving net zero for our UK operations by 2027.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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