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Fibre-optic cuts CO2 emissions

Fibre-optic cuts CO2 emissions. (AFP)

By Wam

Etisalat yesterday announced the results of a UAE-based study on the efficacy of fibre-optic next-generation infrastructure.

This research showed that the amount of carbon dioxide produced could be cut by nearly 85 per cent and the energy required by the network could be slashed by up to 73 per cent thanks to the new infrastructure that has been deployed across the country.

Etisalat's investment in fibre-optic infrastructure not only provides futuristic services, it also reduces the amount of carbon dioxide, which is produced by communications activities from every individual and business. Etisalat sees its deployment of fibre-optic technology as part of its corporate responsibility.

The etisalat study compared 5,000 homes in the UAE, which were connected by fibre-optic networks against homes that were serviced by etisalat's legacy infrastructure.

The study found fibre-optic systems can transport different types of data over one cable and one network. In the past, cable TV, fixed-line telephony and fixed-line internet each had its own infrastructure and power. Today, etisalat's fibre-optic network provides all services across one platform eliminating two complete national networks.


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