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Full Fibre is far better for the environment
Full fibre is far better for the environment
We see the effects of climate change all around us. From unpredictable weather, regular flooding, bush fires and more, but that’s just the tip of the (melting) iceberg!
With the Government’s commitment to eliminate the UK’s carbon footprint by 2050, there’s a long road ahead of us before we can honestly say we’re no longer contributing to climate change. Given this focus, it’s no surprise that businesses and customers are looking to reduce their own carbon footprints by sourcing products that reduce their carbon usage.
TalkTalk Wholesale Services is already on that journey and is doing all it can to reduce the environmental impact across the entire operation. And one of the most effective strategies to date is the adoption of fibre-based connectivity.
Environmentally friendly fibre
The positive impact that fibre has on the environment is three-fold at least. When you consider how fibre and copper cables differ in their manufacturing, operation and usage, there is no comparison - full fibre connections have a far smaller impact on the environment. Here’s how:
Copper mining is known for its negative effects on the environment. Sulphur Dioxide is used in the copper mining process, which leads to more acidic rainfall as it’s released into the atmosphere. This has an impact on the wildlife in mining areas, including the plant life, which is integral to the carbon cycle.
Fibre cables are simply made from sand, or Silicon Dioxide to be precise. And as it’s so readily available and needs far fewer chemicals to extract and manufacture, that it’s significantly better for the environment.
Simply running a copper-based network is power-hungry to say the least. Recent research has shown that not only does full fibre need fewer active network elements (Points of Presence) to supply connectivity to the same number of premises, but the power usage was far lower too.
“The results show that [copper] access network needed 114kW and FTTC needed 142kW, while FTTP required just 19kW – roughly 7.5 times lower.”
Even the on-premise energy usage is lower with FTTP. You may have otherwise, but when compared to typical copper (or HFC) technology, full fibre nearly halved the energy consumption of on-site hardware.
“Examining the total power consumption of access network and CPE energy consumption figures, FTTP comes out on top again, using 360kW. When compared to FTTC (396kW) and HFC in particular (569kW)”
One of the other great benefits of full fibre is how it’s enabling a new wave of IoT devices to help automate energy-saving strategies in ‘smart buildings’ and even ‘smart cities’. This could have a massive impact on climate change in itself, considering that buildings currently account for 35% of CO2 emissions in the EU.
Reducing our environmental impact
But there’s far more TalkTalk Wholesale Services can – and is – doing to reduce its carbon footprint.
Since 2010, we’ve reduced our CO2 per gigabit of bandwidth by 80%. Simple changes such as adopting a new company car policy that ensures all vehicles are petrol, hybrid or electric had a massive impact.
We’re also striving to create a better world by reducing our environmental impact. Our network is powered by renewable energy, and all of our offices and data centres are powered by green energy — we’ve even reduced the carbon footprint of our operation by 63% in three years. Full fibre can also help reduce energy consumption by up to 80% compared to copper. We continue to actively review our operations and identify further improvements to protect the environment and we’re on course to meet the Government’s goals of carbon neutrality by 2050.
If you want to be part of the change, then speak to your Account Manager and join us in creating a faster fibre future, that’s also far greener.