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Posts Tagged ‘Environment’

How the City of Boston Reduces Water Leaks and Improve Maintenance

In an effort to better manage water quality and flow as well as sewage disposal for millions of homes and businesses, the Boston Metropolitan Water Resources Authority has retrofitted hundreds of their underground meters with wireless chips to collect instantaneous data. This information helps the Boston Water Authority workers identify leaks and other problems in [...]

The Smartest Buoy in the Bay

For more than 300 years catching fish, oysters and the famous Chesapeake Blue Crab has been a major economic driver for many Maryland residents. By using wireless interpretive buoys, vital data and information, such as speed and direction of the currents, are being transmitted to the watermen and charter captains improving their chances of a [...]

November WOW Insider Interview: CTIA’s Green Working Group Initiatives

CTIA’s Vice President of External and State Affairs Jamie Hastings talks about its Green Working Group, which establishes the wireless industry’s sustainability initiatives. Besides the postpaid, or contract, handset packaging, the Green Working Group is committed to continued consumer education. As CTIA and its member companies have noted, everyone, including consumers, play an important role [...]

November WOW Wireless at Work: Sustainable Communications for Disaster Relief

Green Power Management Solutions’ Mike Lee discusses the Remote Monitoring and Communication Platform, which utilizes both solar panels and a wind generator to power wireless telecommunications. Deployed during emergency situations, these wireless telecommunications units use sustainable energy to keep relief workers and affected citizens connected.

November WOW Policy Point: CTIA Establishes Sustainable Benchmarks

CTIA’s Green Working Group created a set of industry benchmarks, including an initiative to make postpaid, or contract, handset packaging more sustainable. This means the participating wireless companies will eliminate plastics and trays from postpaid wireless device packaging, label all packaging with internationally recognized symbols to facilitate recycling and use less volatile organic compounds. For [...]

CTIA Poll: In 2011, Have You…?

Here’s this month’s CTIA Blog poll:

CTIA & BSR Report Proves Wireless Means Cost Savings and Efficiencies for Businesses

Wireless is revolutionizing industries by providing businesses with eco-friendly wireless solutions such as e-billing, wireless fleet monitoring and smart grid technologies. Businesses are reducing their environmental footprint by adopting these sustainable business practices, which helps to preserve the environment for the health of our planet and for future generations. Today at CTIA ENTERPRISE & APPLICATIONS™ [...]

10 Most Popular Questions on the U.S. Wireless Industry

In this dynamic and constantly evolving wireless industry, we’ve accepted the fact that there is no “final” draft in our Wireless Industry Overview …or any of our industry overview documents. Instead, we’re always updating these “living” documents. But while the industry keeps changing, as the head of research, I’ve noticed I’m consistently asked the following [...]

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