Report: Operators could save $560m on base station power

By switching off redundant base stations operators could potentially save more than $560 million in annual operating expenses, according to a new study by Arieso. The research claims that nearly 400,000 base stations could be turned off over night, saving more than 3.5 billion KWh of electrical power. According to Arieso, many operators have not had access to precise data that tells them exactly where and when traffic demand exists, and where and when base stations are most needed. The research firm said this data could help operators understand which base stations can be powered down and for how long, without affecting the consumer experience. Release