Telecom Egypt, Egypt’s first integrated operator of communication and information technology services, has announced that it has implemented the first eco-friendly integrated solution green tower for mobile networks by using a Fiber Reinforced Polymer tower (FRP) with wireless access in partnership with Huawei Technologies.
Telecom Egypt through this partnership will become the first operator to build this green tower in Egypt as well as Africa, will be a result of this partnership. This will replace the high-emission steel option, which produces high carbon dioxide emissions. The tower measures 18m tall and features camouflage fencing made from environmentally friendly materials. It is supported by integrated wireless access solutions as well as a green solar power system.
Adel Hamed, Telecom Egypt’s CEO and Managing Director, stated that this mobile site was unique in Egypt. He also highlighted the efforts of all involved in the project and their ability to implement the site efficiently and in a timely fashion, in accordance with international quality standards.
He said that Telecom Egypt uses the most up-to-date versions of operating software to save energy. For example, the ability to turn off signal amplifiers at certain frequencies during low load hours. This reduces energy consumption by 24%.
Jim Liu, CEO of Huawei Egypt, said that the company had given great attention to the development of Information and Communication Technology infrastructure in Egypt. This is why they have partnered with Telecom Egypt, which is the leader in Egypt’s telecommunications market.
He said that Huawei is committed to using all of the innovative technologies available to save energy and create a sustainable future. This will certainly result in zero carbon emissions. Recent studies have shown FRP poles emit 43% less carbon dioxide than steel and cut E2E consumption by almost half for manufacturing and transportation.
He clarified that the process relies on the integration of solar energy with main electricity networks, with relative dependence upon green energy, namely solar, since the solar panels will produce about 2 kilowatts. This will result in a 20% reduction in carbon dioxide emissionss.