A new dossier: Greening Spectrum Policy
Sep 29, 2020 by Toby Youell


Tagsenvironment, greening spectrum policy

By connecting much of the world’s population, the telecoms industry is generally seen as a pro-social industry. Indeed, some of the most influential thinkers about 6G are trying to closely align that technology’s vision with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

But no industry is perfect, and the industry is estimated to account for 0.4% of the world’s greenhouse emissions.

Mobile operators, their suppliers, and the ITU, think they can do better. Together they have committed to halving emissions by 2030 and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

In a new dossier, we explore some the issues associated with such a laudable ambition.

Spectrum Research Service subscribers can access the new dossier, as well as five additional dossiers on topics such as spectrum sharing, spectrum auctions, and WRC-23. The Greening Spectrum Policy dossier is available here.