It takes a stable and massive power supply to keep several million mobile users on the grid. Therefore, new technology that can reduce power consumption is of great interest.
2operate has developed the solution ECO-RAN, a new software technology that can save power without compromising on the quality of coverage. The project has just been named Innovation Project of the Year at Energy Cluster Denmark’s Annual Meeting in Randers.
“ECO-RAN is a great example of how green partnerships between companies and researchers pay off. The project has gone from being an idea to now being a fully commercialized technological product, which is in demand – both in and outside Denmark. In other words, it pays to collaborate on innovation that contributes to the green transition,” says Glenda Napier, CEO of Energy Cluster Denmark.
The solution has been developed in an innovative collaboration, where the telecommunications providers were the test environment, and where Aalborg University collaborated with developers from the North Jutland company 2operate in a partnership facilitated by Energy Cluster Denmark.
“We had for a long time had an idea to help telecommunications companies optimize power consumption because we could see that there was an opportunity to save additional power than what has already been implemented. And when the opportunity to participate in an innovation project arose, we struck right away. It’s been instructive for us. We are now in the market with the solution – and the timing is good, because there are high energy prices, so the demand is high,” says Helle Friis, Executive Sales Manager at 2operate.
The company has just presented the software solution from ECO-RAN at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
“We have inquiries from mobile operators from Asia, North America and the Middle East. They want to both have a greener profile and save money. We talk to a lot of customers. It has been good to be part of the project – also the collaboration with Energy Cluster Denmark. Now we expect that we can deliver more projects and that we can hire a few more employees if we close a more contracts,” says Helle Friis.