TRAI issues consultation paper on approach towards sustainable telecommunications

TRAI has issued a consultation paper on the approach towards sustainable telecommunications. The regulator has sought industry views on ways to compute the carbon footprint of telecom networks, and the need to involve third-party auditors for running checks on such emissions. Further, TRAI has also invited suggestions on a suitable formula to compute the carbon footprint stemming from grid power supply and diesel gensets and on harnessing renewable energy solutions to make networks more energy efficient.