What’s the role of spectrum in climate change?

In the latest episode of the Spectrum Policy Podcast, PolicyTracker's Managing Director Martin Sims and journalist Laura Sear discuss what the telecoms industry and regulators are doing about the communications sector's carbon footprint.

| Laura Sear

There’s still a lot of uncertainty about what regulators can do about the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions. The European Union’s Radio Spectrum Policy Group recently published a questionnaire that asked if Europe’s networks’ energy consumption was being measured and how. Perhaps more importantly, it also asks: “What further actions would enable you to foster (a more) energy-efficient spectrum use, if any?”

The episode covers the main efforts to date and points out why sustainability is such a difficult discussion for spectrum policy.

You can listen to the new podcast below. It is also available on all major podcast platforms.

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