Nokia and KDDI trial liquid cooling to help reduce CO2 emissions

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Nokia has announced that it’s involved in a trial with the Japanese mobile operator KDDI to trial the Finnish firm’s Liquid Cooling AirScale Baseband solution. The two companies are attempting to show how the new solution can cut energy consumption by 70% compared to gas coolant-based air-cooling solutions.

According to Nokia, this is the first time that liquid cooling is being used in Japan by a mobile operator, it said that this shows KDDI’s commitment to sustainability and fighting climate change. If KDDI opts for a heat reuse option, it could lead to a reduction of up to 80% in CO2 emissions.

Commenting on the trial, John Lancaster-Lennox, Head of Market Unit Japan at Nokia, said:

“This trial is another milestone in Nokia’s commitment to sustainability and combating climate change. Nokia was the first vendor to introduce this game-changing liquid cooling solution which supports operators in their quest to be more environmentally responsible while allowing them to achieve significant cost savings.”

Aside from the climate change aspects, Nokia’s Liquid Cooling AirScale Baseband solution needs little maintenance and is almost silent, allowing for its use in buildings with tenants. Traditional air-cooling solutions, on the other hand, can be noisy and require regular maintenance.

In addition to liquid cooling, KDDI is also trialling Nokia’s Nokia AVA for Energy Efficiency which utilises artificial intelligence to help reduce overall energy bills by as much as 20% by allowing energy to be used more sustainably.

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