Course description
The environment, with energy use and management being the overriding consideration, is one of the three pillars of sustainability, and the telecoms industry has a long journey ahead as governments strive for net zero by 2050!

Energy – costs, generation, and usage – has been a critical consideration in the Telecom Industry for decades, and with the ongoing development of 4G and advanced fixed networks, and the introduction of 5G and its enabling technologies, the picture becomes much more complex.

To make sense of it all, this course looks at sustainability and energy, specifically from the telecommunications industry perspective. We explore how the drive to Net Zero is impacting financial regulation; how telecoms providers can assess their current position; measurement and reporting – and the requirements for Scope 1, 2 and 3; decarbonising the supply chain; setting useful targets; reducing climate impact in the network; and examples of existing and emerging initiatives from the industry.

• Introduction and the telecoms context
• Current and emerging climate-related financial regulations impacting telecom
• Explaining Scope 1, 2 and 3
• Key steps for telecom providers to assess how sustainable they currently are
• Why the telecoms industry is so vital in the journey to Net Zero
• Reducing climate impact in the network
• What Greenhouse Gases (GHG) and carbon emissions are
• Measuring and reporting GHG emissions
• Supply chain engagement for decarbonisation
• Setting targets
• Industry-specific collaboration and standardisation on sustainability and energy
• Example sustainability initiatives in telecoms

Who would this course benefit?
Any organisation interested in sustainability in telecoms. This includes network operators, equipment manufacturers, service providers, government agencies, renewable energy companies, regulators, and consultants.

Attendance criteria
To attend this session you must have a MWC Las Vegas pass. Please click here for details on how you can register for a MWC Las Vegas pass.

Location, date and time
MWC Las Vegas, Las Vegas Convention Centre, West Hall, Room W312
26 Sept 2023, 11:00am-1:00pm

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Duration: 2 hours
Start date:
26 September 2023
$200.00 Per Participant

20% discount available for GSMA Members

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Tony Wakefield
Head of 5G and Connected Innovation Training, Wray Castle

Tony is a Competency Development/Training Specialist at Wray Castle Telecoms Training. He has extensive experience in assessing, developing and delivering programmes for telecoms and adjacent industries, including tier 1 and 2 operators, vendors, service providers and regulators – covering a wide range of topics. He has worked with companies such as MTN, Vodafone, O2, BT/EE, GoogleX (Alphabet), HP, Ooredoo, Vodacom, SingTel, and Telekom Austria. He has been a speaker at large scale telecoms and media events globally.He now largely focuses on 5G and connected innovation and has trained many of the engineers at the forefront of 5G rollout in Europe and beyond.

As founding Managing Director of the Informa Telecoms Academy (2000-2017), he had full responsible for the training / competency development business within Informa Telecoms and Media (ITM). He also founded the Informa Innovation Academy as a complementary business unit in 2015. Tony’s own areas of expertise include technology, strategy, business transformation and connected innovation.

In his early career, Tony joined BT as an apprentice and local network planner, gaining sponsorship to Loughborough University of Technology to study for a BSc in Electronics and Physics. He is a Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management, and holds several training and leadership qualifications

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