Vodafone Egypt and Ericsson trial energy saving solution

8 Apr 2013

Swedish vendor Ericsson has confirmed successful tests of what it claims is a ‘first-of-its-kind energy-saving solution’, having partnered with Vodafone Egypt. ‘Psi-Coverage’, the vendor has said, will provide end users with third-generation mobile broadband coverage while enabling considerable energy and cost savings for operators. As part of the First Field Implementation (FFI), Ericsson claims that Psi-Coverage lowered energy consumption by as much as 40% due to reducing the number of radios used for a 3G base station from three to one. Commenting on the potential benefits of the technology, Tony Dolton, chief technology officer at Vodafone Egypt, noted: ‘Psi-Coverage proved to be successful during testing, it reduced power consumption substantially and helped in saving OPEX/CAPEX costs.’

Egypt, Ericsson, Vodafone Egypt