The energy crisis could weaken mobile networks

The energy crisis poses the real risk of communications interruptions. To sound the alarm is Reuters which has collected some concerns of the agents of the sector.

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It is no secret that in the months to come we may be meeting gas supply problems and, indirectly, a reduced availability from chain electric. Which, in turn, could push many countries to resort to rationing energetic. And this would mean, intuitively enough, that communication networks would also be affected by the thing.

To confirm how much this is a concrete possibility, the operators of some countries (for example Sweden and Germany but also neighboring France) are working on plans that can keep the communications even if the battery emergency of the repeaters present on the territory (in Europe it is estimated to be about half a million). Battery which normally guarantee approx half an hour of operation before the final blackout.

In France, for example, the electricity distributor Enedis has presented a plan that provides for power outages that could last up to two hours, while protecting priority elements (such as hospitals, for example). In Italy, Reuters always reports, it seems that operators want each other move differently: the intention is to exclude telecommunications from any interruption of the current or, even, from drops in supply.

However, always reports Reuters, uno of the points on which all operators seem to agree is that it is fundamental to intervene on networks to minimize any extra energy requests, and that an energy saving modernization of the infrastructures is not to be excluded (in this regard, we refer you to the statements by Andrea Falessi on the importance of increasing fiber optic coverage) .

Regardless of what the situation will be in the future, and how we can intervene, it is undeniable that nowadays access to fast and efficient communication routes is essential to maintain the system as we are used to knowing it.

And you, as life is set up today, would you be able to live normally if the communication networks failed for a couple of hours a day?


Source: Tom's Hardware by www.tomshw.it.

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