Maximo Saves Telco Energy Costs
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When you think about which assets telcos spend money on, network equipment is probably the first thing that comes to mind. However, that’s only a part of the story. The truth is that significant amounts of CAPEX spend goes on other things: corporate real-estate, cell sites, data centers, and fleets all account for a slice of the $310 billion of capital investments that telcos made in 2011.
Take just one area – data centers. Not only are telcos investing in building out data center infrastructure to support new cloud services, they are also on a acquisition spree. For example, Verizon acquired Terremark in 2011 for $1.4 billion, and CenturyLink - the number three telco in the US, following their acquisition of Qwest - bought Savvis for $2.5 billion.
Then, there are cell sites. I’m not talking about basestations, but the facilities these sit in. While these are small, there are going to be 3.5 million cell sites globally in a few years, with steady growth in mature markets and exploding growth in places like Asia Pacific.
Here’s the thing: all of this CAPEX investment is only the tip of the iceberg. The ongoing cost of running this infrastructure is huge, and far exceeds the initial purchase costs.
And, energy is a big part of this ongoing cost, along with labor. Facilities, whether they are offices, data centers or cell sites, all consume huge amounts of energy. Not only does this hit bottom-line profitability, it also results in significant carbon emissions.
Fortunately, Maximo solutions can help telcos to save energy costs across a wide range of different facility types: