Ericsson Tops ABI Research's Sustainability Assessment
ABI has evaluated over 80 telecommunication vendors and suppliers by assessing their implementation and impact. The evaluation resulted in a matrix that displays the network of companies best equipped to assist service providers in enhancing sustainability.
ABI's "Sustainability Assessment: Telco Technology Suppliers" research report said that Ericsson was the best company for implementation, leading the way in sustainable networks and business. Additionally, Ericsson was ranked number one in several key RAN (radio access network) categories, such as Massive MIMO, 5G RAN, AI-driven software, and antenna solutions.
Ericsson was also the highest-ranked vendor in impact, specifically for its Net Zero emission targets. The company is committed to reducing its value-chain emissions by 50% by 2030 and achieving Net Zero emissions by 2040. Ericsson also pledged to become Net Zero in its own operations by 2030.
Kim Arrington Johnson, the principal analyst at ABI Research, says: “In the sustainability assessment, Ericsson received strong scores for innovation and sustainable impact due to the close co-design of Ericsson Silicon, with hardware and software playing a crucial role in creating high-performing, lightweight, and energy-efficient products. Ericsson designs and builds RAN hardware equipment with sustainability in mind.”
Freddie Södergren, Head of Technology and Strategy Ericsson Networks, says: “We started our sustainability journey at Ericsson many years ago with a strong focus on supporting our customers. We have been closely working with them in recent years to achieve their energy and sustainability targets. Energy performance and achieving Net Zero targets are key pillars of Ericsson’s overall company and technology strategies.”
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