Telecoms' distributed generation spend forecast at $31bn

Telecommunications network providers are expected to spend more than $31 billion on distributed generation and energy storage systems over the next decade.

This is the key figure to emerge from the latest report from US-based Navigant Research. According to the firm's analysis, distributed power systems are becoming major tools for network providers to reduce energy costs and insulate operations from grid unreliability.

The use of solar photovoltaics (PV) is now a common feature on remote telecom assets, a correlation that is spurring companies to develop new business models that make hybrid systems incorporating distributed renewables for remote telecommunications deployments more attractive, the report, ‘Distributed Generation and Energy Storage in Telecom Networks’, finds.

‘Ever since the introduction of the first mobile and data networks three decades ago, the telecommunications industry has been in a constant state of change,’ says Richelle Elberg, principal research analyst with Navigant Research. ‘This has in turn led to astounding new capabilities for people to stay connected and communicate with each other, and ensures the reliability of these lines of communication is of the utmost importance for network providers.’

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