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Five key areas for an energy-efficient 5G core (Reader Forum)

September 8, 2023


With concerns around both environment impact and overall costs of energy, operators around the world are looking to do whatever possible to create a greener future.

In a recent report, the GSMA announced that core networks and data centers owned by communication service providers (CSPs) account for roughly 13% to 22% of network energy expenditures, so appropriately managing the resource requirements of the 5G core can significantly contribute to the overall energy footprint of telecommunications networks.

For many CSPs, sustainability is a crucial requirement in 5G core networks. It’s what their own customers increasingly want, and as we know, many companies have a variety of self-defined annual sustainability requirements and core is a critical component to the overall network reaching those ends.

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