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June 7, 2021

How 5G Can Help Meet The Climate Change Challenge

5G, Climate change, connectivity, carbon emissions

As 5G brings higher speeds, reduced latency and myriad of possibilities, the way we tackle climate change will be underpinned by these capabilities. In our latest Mini-Pack looking at how 5G can help tackle Climate Change we highlight four case studies where this technology is already having an impact on wastage and emissions.

Some of the key benefits of 5G are the ability facilitate the reduction of waste and improve existing energy and water networks through the Internet of Things and connected smart grids. This enables businesses, utilities and governments to accelerate the transition to zero carbon emissions.

5G enabled real-time control across manufacturing processes can slash emissions and improve efficiency. MTU Aero, for instance, has implemented 5G technology across its jet engine component operations, and the real time control provided will deliver a 16 million tonne reduction in CO2 emissions from their manufacture and use globally.

5G is also helping to reduce water wastage. Ground penetration sensors utilising 5G connectivity has helped SES Water to cut leaks and network abnormalities in real time, enabling them to cut leakage by 15%. 5G will be a key facilitator to addressing the three billion litres of daily water wastage through leaks.

Transitioning to renewable energy will be critical in tackling climate change and reducing emissions and 5G will be a vital component to achieve this goal. Real-time 5G powered technology will be vital in responding to fluctuating weather patterns and the interconnectivity with renewable power ensuring stability across the grid and reliable electricity delivery.

To read our latest mini-pack on how 5G can help tackle climate change click here.

As part of Mobile UK’s latest #5GCheckTheFacts campaign, the trade body provides insight into the benefits of 5G in addressing the climate change challenge. Appreciating that the rollout of new technology can also raisequestions and concerns, the campaign also provides useful materials to help dispelthe misinformation about the technology’s impact.   

To find out more about how 5G can help us address the climate changechallenge, view and download the new mini pack series, as well as information toolkits, fact sheets, and infographics related to 5G and health from: https://www.mobileuk.org/5g-and-health

To stay up to date with the latest news and the #5GCheckTheFacts campaign follow @MobileUK_News on Twitter and LinkedIn. 

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