Ericsson says it has enhanced its remote management feature on Etisalat Egypt by e&’s network by implementing the Ericsson Smart Connected Site solution, enabling diesel generators that run in shorter bursts to save up to 40% in fuel cost and in carbon dioxide emissions.
This, say the company, extends the diesel generator’s lifetime and reduces the overhauling frequency by up to 50%.
An additional benefit of the Smart Connected Site, says Ericsson, is that it incorporates the ability to remotely monitor all aspects of the site – like collecting, aggregating, and communicating radio, power and enclosure, and site material operating data and status. As the company points out, remote monitoring substantially reduces site visits, travel and transportation, and thus Etisalat’s carbon footprint.
Medhat ElHusseiny, Chief Technology Officer at Etisalat Egypt by e& says: “Thanks to the Ericsson Smart Connected Site solution, Etisalat Egypt by e& can now enjoy efficient site upgrades with a reduced carbon footprint and improved network performance.”
Ekow Nelson, Vice President and Head of Global Customer Unit for e& at Ericsson Middle East and Africa, adds: “The region is turning its attention to greater and more impactful sustainability practices, and we are well-placed to enable network connectivity through intelligent and green energy site solutions for long-term business success.”
With Ericsson Smart Connected Site, operators can have full visibility of all site-related equipment and relevant data remotely. A large amount of site information is displayed in a comprehensive and analytical view and provides insights, complete overview and control mechanisms. This allows operators to take proactive measures to control energy consumption, mitigate faults and enhance the overall network quality, thereby ensuring efficient and intelligent operations throughout the whole network.