China's top mobile communication services provider China Mobile has signed a commitment agreement with the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to save energy.
According to the agreement, which the parties state is the first of its kind in China, China Mobile will reduce its power consumption by 20% by the end of December 2012 to save a total of 11.8 billion kilowatts of electricity. To fulfill this target, China Mobile will further carry out its green initiative with the support of the Chinese government.
China Mobile launched a green initiative focusing on energy saving and emission reduction in 2007. The company says that it will work to develop an environmentally-friendly communications industry within the company, the industry and the society. For this purpose it has signed a memorandum of understanding with 53 major suppliers and made an energy efficiency standard in addition to expanding the use of green package for communication products, developing energy saving air conditioners for its base stations and promoting the use of small and recycled SIM cards.
In addition, China Mobile will strengthen the promotion of energy saving technology and design in its communications network and improve the energy efficiency of its communication system and affiliated facilities by applying such renewable energy as wind power and solar power for its base stations.