The sixth report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – a summary assessment of research conducted by about 300 scientists in 66 countries – serves as the strongest and clearest signal to wake up so far for the global warming crisis. The panel unequivocally attributes the rise in earth’s temperature – which has risen by 1.1 ° C since the industrial revolution – to human activity. Without a significant and immediate reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, temperatures will rise between 1.5 ° C and 2 ° C before the end of the century. This, according to the panel, will lead all humanity to a “greater risk of passing through” tipping points “, thresholds beyond which some impacts can no longer be avoided, even if temperatures fall later”.
Therefore, corporations and industries must redouble their efforts to reduce and eliminate greenhouse gas emissions with speed and precision – but to do so, they must also commit to deep operational and organizational transformation. Cellular infrastructure, in particular 5G, is one of the many digital tools and processes that organizations have at their disposal to accelerate decarbonisation efforts.
5G and other cellular technologies can enable increasingly interconnected supply chains and networks, improve data exchange, optimize systems, and increase operational efficiency. These capabilities could soon contribute to the exponential acceleration of global efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
Industries such as energy, manufacturing and transport could have the greatest impact on decarbonisation efforts through the use of 5G, as they are one of the largest greenhouse gas industries and all rely on connectivity to connect. its communication network infrastructure.
Higher performance and improved 5G efficiency — which provides higher multi-gigabit peak data rates, ultra-low latency, increased reliability, and increased network capacity — could help businesses and public infrastructure providers focus on transforming business and reducing emissions. This requires effective digital management and monitoring of distributed operations with sustainability and analytical information. 5G will help factories, logistics networks, energy companies and others work more efficiently, more consciously and more purposefully in line with their explicit sustainability goals through better performance and more powerful network configurations.
This report, Decarbonising Industries with Connectivity and 5G, argues that the opportunities provided by broadband cellular connectivity, primarily, though not exclusively, through 5G network infrastructure, are a unique, powerful and immediate factor in carbon reduction efforts. They have the potential to create a transformational acceleration of decarbonisation efforts as increasingly interconnected supply chains, transport and energy networks share data to increase efficiency and productivity, thus optimizing systems for lower carbon emissions.
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