At the Mobile World Congress event, Vertiv and Telefónica announced a global, long-term partnership to boost energy savings through fit-for-purpose infrastructure solutions.
Under the agreement, Vertiv will provide Energy Savings as a Service (ESaaS) across Telefónica’s core and access sites in Europe and America, covering all facets from initial site assessment to comprehensive maintenance services over the next 10 years.
Through this agreement, Vertiv experts will conduct energy audits and deliver wide-ranging assessment reports outlining projected KPIs as well as energy savings for each site. The reports comprise a series of recommendations for optimising the performance, capacity, availability and efficiency of critical infrastructure, ultimately increasing energy savings. Vertiv will provide total support from consultancy and execution to 24/7 monitoring and maintenance services, requiring no capital expenditure (CAPEX) from the customer with Vertiv fully financing the project as part of the ESaaS contract.
A big deal
“Telefónica is among the biggest telecom providers in the world and a Fortune 500 company, as well as one of the most active operators on sustainability initiatives, which makes us extremely proud of this collaboration,” says Giordano Albertazzi, president for Vertiv in Europe, Middle East and Africa. “This agreement is an important milestone that reinforces our long-standing partnership and emphasises our dedication to providing industry-leading, energy efficient and high-performance solutions for the telecom industry. We look forward to building on this new Energy Savings as a Service partnership, creating strong and long-lasting value together with Telefónica.”
Juan Manuel Caro, director of operations, Telefónica, adds, “Vertiv and Telefónica share the mutual goal of becoming more efficient and competitive through sustainable innovation.
“Our company is committed to our objective on energy and climate change of reducing 50% of our energy consumption per traffic unit while enhancing our infrastructure and telecommunications services. Vertiv has been fundamental in our achievements, and we trust that through this partnership we can make much greater strides forward.”
Vertiv and Telefónica have been business partners for more than 20 years, working closely together to deliver a broad range of innovative solutions to support Telefónica’s network sites across the world. Vertiv was recently awarded by Telefónica as ‘Best Partner of the Year’ at the 8th Global Workshop on Energy and Climate Change. This accolade acknowledged Vertiv for the outstanding contribution to Telefónica’s Energy Efficiency Program, awarded by the GSMA with the Green Mobile Award in 2016.
Throughout 2017 in particular, Vertiv delivered a series of energy-efficient infrastructure solutions, including thermal management equipment, AC and DC power units, and solar hybrid systems to support renewable energy sources. Vertiv solutions have been replicated in several countries, giving Telefónica utmost performance and reliability on top of energy savings. By entering this new global agreement, the companies says they have aligned their vision for improving efficiency and enabling innovation across the globe.