We are committed to using our technology and connectivity expertise to drive the development of products and services that increase efficiency and create sustainability value.
We believe that our connectivity-based solutions can accelerate the transition to a more sustainable society. The freedom to communicate by voice and data in real time brings countless opportunities to reduce negative impact on the environment. It enables customers to make better decisions, avoid unnecessary journeys and find more efficient ways to eat, sleep, work, learn and have fun. And millions of people are already using our services today.
By 2026, Tele2 will use innovative technology based on connectivity to offer and co-develop solutions with customers and partners that create B2C/B2B customer and sustainability value, advance digital ethics, and decrease the digital divide.
Sustainability innovation is an exciting area as both the sustainability and business value have potentially high value for Tele2 and our customers. Companies using innovative technology driven by data and digitalization, such as 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) increase both business and sustainability value. As this is still rapidly developing technology, many new applications of these technologies are expected in the coming years, in particular around complex systems such as trains, trucks, factories and security systems. In the area of AI, we have been a leading participant and the only Swedish operator in the European research project AI4Green. This project identified AI applications that can increase the energy efficiency of mobile networks.
The digitalized society comes with many advantages, such as increased access to services and operational efficiency. Simultaneously there are many people that are unable to access these new digital services, for example due to special needs, socioeconomic status, or lack in digital skills. To decrease the digital divide, we aim to identify and remove the potential barriers that keep people from thriving in the digital sphere.
To continue to drive this agenda, we aim to:
- Measure social and environmental impact of offered products and services.
- Identify and remove the barriers to equal digital access.
- Reduce the share of customers affected by data leaks
A more energy efficient network with 5G
We are well advanced in the rollout of our 5G network in the markets where we operate. 5G consumes significantly lower amounts of energy per unit of data transferred compared to 4G and is therefore a crucial technology for decreasing energy consumption and meeting the increasing demand for data. As more parts of society become connected, and networks become faster and more intelligent, using 5G networks, they will also become more energy efficient.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
This focus area aims towards the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:
- 9.5 – Enhance research and upgrade industrial technologies
- 11.6 – Reduce the environmental impact of cities