Cut 17 pc carbon emission, TRAI asks telcos

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NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) asked telecom companies to cut carbon emission by 17 per cent from their telecom networks by 2018-19, reports PTI.


TRAI has asked the telcos to use green certified products and has directed that their products should be certified 'Green Passport ' by 2015.

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It has recommended that "service providers should aim at carbon emission reduction targets for the mobile network at five per cent by the year 2012-2013, eight per cent by the year 2014- 2015, 12 per cent by the year 2016-2017 and 17 per cent by the year 2018-2019", the report adds.