Decarbonizing industries with connectivity and 5G


The sixth report on climate change of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, an aggregated assessment of scientific research prepared by some 300 scientists from 66 countries, has been the strongest and clearest call to date on the global warming crisis. The panel unequivocally attributes the earth’s temperature rise (it has risen by 1.1 ° C since the Industrial Revolution) to human activity. Without immediate and substantial reductions in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions, temperatures will rise between 1.5 ° C and 2 ° C before the end of the century. That, posits the panel, will lead all of humanity to a “greater risk of going through ‘tipping points’, thresholds beyond which certain impacts can no longer be avoided even if temperatures fall again later.”

Therefore, companies and industries must redouble their greenhouse gas emission reduction and elimination efforts with speed and precision, but to achieve this, they must also commit to a profound operational and organizational transformation. Cellular infrastructure, particularly 5G, is one of the many digital tools and technology-enabled processes that organizations have at their disposal to accelerate decarbonization efforts.

5G and other cellular technologies can enable increasingly interconnected supply chains and networks, improve data sharing, optimize systems, and increase operational efficiency. These capabilities could soon contribute to an exponential acceleration of global efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

Industries such as energy, manufacturing, and transportation could have the biggest impact on decarbonization efforts through the use of 5G, as they are some of the industries that emit the most greenhouse gases and all rely on connectivity to connect between yes through the communications network. infrastructure.

The higher performance and improved efficiency of 5G, offering higher multi-gigabit maximum data rates, ultra-low latency, increased reliability and increased network capacity, could help enterprises and public infrastructure providers focus on business transformation and the reduction of harmful emissions. This requires effective digital management and monitoring of distributed operations with resilience and analytical insight. 5G will help factories, logistics networks, power companies, and others to operate more efficiently, more consciously, and more intentionally in line with their explicit sustainability goals through better understanding and more powerful network configurations.

This report, “Decarbonizing Industries with Connectivity and 5G,” argues that the capabilities enabled by cellular broadband connectivity primarily, though not exclusively, through the 5G network infrastructure are a unique, powerful, and immediate enabler of the efforts of carbon reduction. They have the potential to create a transformational acceleration of decarbonization efforts, as increasingly interconnected supply chains, transportation, and energy grids share data to increase efficiency and productivity, thereby optimizing systems to reduce emissions. carbon.

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