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A smart way to enable sustainable 5G networks

Project Bose

One of the key challenges for telcos today is to tackle the rising carbon footprint in the network. Though there are traditional methodologies available, there is a need for a holistic and innovative solution.

Capgemini, along with its 5G ecosystem partner Intel, has developed an innovative energy optimization solution for a sustainable 5G network. This solution is the first part of Project Bose, Capgemini’s initiative for a green 5G network.

Named after Dr. Jagadish Chandra Bose, as a tribute to the ‘Father of Radio Science’, the objective of Project Bose is to realize sustainable 5G networks – and beyond – by bringing together the best of disciplines like telecommunications, data science, and environmental science to follow in the footsteps of this great scientist.

All major telcos across the globe have committed to be net zero by 2060 at the latest. It is a stringent target and telcos have to act now if they are serious about this net-zero commitment.

This paper explores how Project Bose addresses this by providing holistic energy-saving mechanisms for telco operators to achieve their net-zero target. It describes the five energy-saving levers which work in tandem to optimize energy consumption in the network and associated IoT devices, reduce CO2 emissions, and deliver cost savings, with no negative impact on end user QoE, as well as providing a platform to build new energy-saving levers in the future.