Although often hailed as an enabler for a smarter, more sustainable future, the environmental impact of the telecoms sector is also seen as problematic.
In this report, we try to better understand the environmental footprint of telecoms, why global warming is impacting on telecoms and the different ways they can act to reduce this impact.
Most importantly, we analyse the strategies of the largest telecoms companies and provide a benchmark, at the end of 2020, of who is leading and who is following in the race to decarbonise their network.
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FTTR is expected to disruptively transform home broadband experience
The outbreak of pandemic has led to an inevitable surge in the use of digital technologies and placed broadband networks as an key enabler for various digital applications in home, including teleconference, online education, 4K / 8K ultra-high definition video, VR / AR games, etc. Since then the typical requirements of the connected home have evolved. An 8K video stream requires at least 150 Mbps of bandwidth, which is four times more than 4K. Applications such as live streaming, online classes, and live streaming require very low latency, typically 50 milliseconds or less. In addition, home broadband connections need to be capable of supporting multi-service concurrent scenarios. High-quality Internet has become an indispensable part of people's lives, work, and entertainment. Fiber optic cable is the most preferred transmission medium in networks for its superior bandwidth, faster speed, and enhanced reliability. Fiber to the room (FTTR), which extends fiber connectivity from the "last mile" to the "last meter", offers customers a premium full fiber connection, enabling to meet network requirements of various home applications.