5G’s role in reducing carbon emissions – over 1.6B tonnes by 2030

5G-enabled use cases are estimated to enable close to a 1% reduction in total global emissions by 2030 – this is equivalent to approximately half of all Canada’s carbon emissions in 2018.

There is a part to play in accelerating the reduction of carbon emissions for telcos, governments, the energy industry and other key stakeholders in the industry. We have identified 7 key principles for accelerating progress, such as:

  • How operators need to deploy 5G to support this change
  • Governments’ role in setting technology and emissions policies
  • Telcos need to explore new business models to support the energy ecosystem

In this webinar STL Partners will demonstrate:

  • Which 5G use cases play the biggest role in reducing emissions
  • How the ecosystem must work together

You’ll need to submit your name and email to access the webinar

Our presenters


Dalia Adib, Principal Consultant, STL Partners

Matt Bamforth, Consultant, STL Partners

Ian Mash, Director, Huawei Carrier Business

Charles Bradshaw-Smith, Co-CEO & Operations, SmartKlub Ltd

Philip Steele, Future Technologies Evangelist, Octopus Energy

Recent edge computing research to complement the webinar

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