The GSMA Green Power For Mobile working group was held in Yangon late last month where about 80 international and local delegates joined to share and discuss knowledge regarding green power adoption.
Ross Cormack, CEO Ooredoo Myanmar, while acknowledging the challenges faced in powering sites across Myanmar, was upbeat regarding the potential application of innovative technologies.
“Rolling out and maintaining next generation infrastructure in an under-developed country of such size and complexity is challenging.
“That said, we’ve an opportunity to come together and collaborate, using the latest in a wide range of technologies to both overcome power challenges, ensuring connectivity and to drive the environmental efficiency that will benefit Myanmar in the years to come.”
Brain Theaker, Ooredoo’s Director of Network Facilities, outlined Ooredoo’s green power strategy, some of the goals, initiatives and challenges faced by the telecommunications company as it rolls out its 3G network across Myanmar.
Further presentations focused on technology and development, including insights into solar hybrid technologies, fuel cell technology and advanced power management solutions.
A range of speakers focused on opportunities for investment and business models that could see innovations in green technologies utilised effectively across Myanmar.