Nokia is conducting a trial using its unique Liquid Cooling AirScale Baseband solution with Japanese mobile operator, KDDI, with the aim of reducing energy consumption by more than 70 percent compared to traditional gas coolant based air cooling solutions.
Efficiencies can be further enhanced by the introduction of a heat reuse option that could yield a potential reduction of 80% in CO2 emissions. This is the first time a liquid cooling solution will be trialed in Japan highlighting KDDI’s commitment to sustainability and combatting climate change.
Traditional air-cooling systems are noisy and require regular maintenance such as filter changes and re-gassing, however, Nokia’s Liquid Cooling solution is almost maintenance free and virtually silent, making it ideal for buildings.
Nokia’s base station liquid cooling functionality captures heat into liquid directly where it is generated and removes it from the site by liquid circulation. It supports the reduction of cooling-system-related CO2 emissions by more than 70%.
KDDI is also trialling Nokia’s Nokia AVA for Energy Efficiency solution which applies AI to support challenge of rising of energy consumption in networks.
The solution helps to reduce overall energy bills by up to 20 percent and move towards more sustainable patterns of energy usage. Nokia AVA blends telecoms expertise, AI and cloud-based delivery into a coherent energy control that dynamically adapts energy consumption to traffic levels while maintaining a premium user experience.
In a press release, Nokia reiterated a commitment to cut emissions by 50% between 2019 and 2030 as part of its updated science-based climate change targets, in line with a 1.5°C warming scenario. This target covers emissions across its own operations and portfolio, logistics and electronics manufacturing.
Nokia intends to continue its efforts to research and develop solutions that reduce CO2 emissions beyond this trial.