Indus Towers, India’s largest Telecom Tower Company was awarded the prestigious Green Mobile Award at the Global Mobile Awards 2013 in Barcelona, Spain for its commitment to Green technology. The GSMA Global Mobile Awards recognize and celebrate all the contributions made to the ever-evolving and developing mobile industry. This year there were over 600 entries and only 37 were nominated. Winning this award places Indus Towers in the global arena and speaks volumes of the initiative which is also a first in the Indian telecom industry. Indus Towers’ commitment to reduce Carbon Footprint and live the value of Environment through its Green Initiatives has been taken to cities of Ahmedabad, Gandhi Nagar, Patan, Palanpur, Chandigarh, Kolkata and Mumbai and over 17, 500 sites across the country been declared green.
Mr. BS Shantharaju, CEO, Indus Towers said, “We are extremely honored to have received such a prestigious award in this category. One of Indus’ Core Values is Environment and it feels great to be rewarded for our commitment to environment. We will continue to live our ideal of ‘Putting India First’ and further reduce diesel consumption and take this campaign to as many sites as possible. We are dedicated to an eco-friendly India.’
Indus Towers under its Carbon Abatement Program uses energy sources like batteries and other renewable sources to reduce dependence on diesel for running its telecom Towers. The initiative is to manage network operations by eliminating Diesel Genset running at the site by augmenting electricity supply / battery bank/other technology initiative (deployment of FCU, inverter and other technical solutions) without compromising on the network connectivity.
John Hoffman, Chief Executive Officer, GSMA said, “Through these awards, we are proud to shine the light on the mobile industry’s many innovators and leaders, from all corners of the world,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. “This year’s new categories reflected the industry’s reach into many new sectors and we received more than 600 high-quality entries from across the mobile ecosystem. We would like to congratulate all Global Mobile Awards winners and thank the many hundreds of companies and organisations that support these awards by entering each year.”
The GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards offer organisations across the globe an opportunity to showcase the latest and best mobile products, apps, services and initiatives to the world. The Awards are open to all eligible mobile companies, and supporters of the mobile eco-system – GSMA Members, Associate Members and Non-members. The presentation of the awards takes place during the Mobile World Congress the world’s largest and leading mobile industry event held annually in Barcelona (25th -28th February 2013).