StarHub Taps Solar Power

Operator launches Singapore’s second solar-powered mobile base station

June 4, 2010

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SINGAPORE -- StarHub today announced the launch of Singapore’s second solar-powered mobile base station (BTS) on the IKEA Building at Alexandra Road, following the successful deployment of StarHub's first on StarHub Green at Ubi last year.

The latest BTS system will support all mobile voice and data traffic in and around the Queensway/Jalan Bukit Merah/Alexandra road junction, which includes Anchor Point and Queensway Shopping Centre.

Mr Peter Cook, vice president of StarHub’s Integrated Network Engineering said, “Since our first deployment in August 2009, we have seen a good reduction in energy consumption by at least 58%. Given this success, we are presently looking at alternate ways to reduce our overall reliance on power from the utility grid by off-loading the energy requirements to alternate renewable sources, or upgrading our mobile network with the latest energy-efficient technologies, even as our current network evolves to more advanced ones such as HSPA+ with Dual Carrier, and LTE. Eventually, we believe we can cost-effectively deploy such green or energy-efficient technologies across our entire mobile network.”


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