How would you describe your solution?
Swisscom has been continuously replacing the cooling systems and air-conditioning units of its mobile phone base stations with ventilation systems since 2019, thus saving energy, time and costs.
With a specially developed IoT solution, the Infrabox, Swisscom can remotely operate and monitor the newly introduced, efficient ventilation systems, as well as measure and evaluate base station power consumption and weather data in real time.
The solution was developed internally at Swisscom specifically for mobile operators. At the moment, we are only using the solution internally, but our approach is also attracting great interest from other mobile operators beyond the country’s borders.
Who are your customers?
Swisscom network operations, as well as mobile operators worldwide.
What are the environmental benefits of your solution?
In addition to replacing the cooling and ventilation systems, the project has produced a clever innovation: the Infrabox. With the IoT instrument, Swisscom can operate the cooling systems remotely and measure electricity and weather data in real time. The in-house creation is a first in the mobile industry.
With the Infrabox, Swisscom can monitor and actively control the new ventilation systems. In this way, it can set the energy optimum for each location simply and easily, and maintenance becomes more efficient.
How do you manage to exist on the market?
With innovation, an outstanding price/performance ratio and passion for the idea.
Nominated Solution: Cooling of mobile radio base stations
Further information: www.swisscom.ch