Our vision for the future is a place where we all get a lot more
by using a lot less.
That’s why CommScope took a leading role in establishing landmark voluntary
agreements with top industry organizations to improve set-top energy efficiency
in the US and Canada. This week, three of them published their insights into the
impact of these initiatives across North America.
The NCTA and CTA shared an annual
report by independent auditor D+R, which found that our Set-Top Box (STB) Voluntary Agreement
saved US consumers approximately $1.6 billion in energy costs and spared 28.6 million
metric tons of CO2 emissions in 2018, while reducing the national
set-top energy consumption by 39 percent annually over six years — the equivalent of
more than $5 billion in electricity.
CLICK TO TWEET: CommScope's Robert Turner explains how the company is reducing the industry’s environmental footprint with more energy efficient set-top boxes.
They also announced that a whopping
99.6 percent of all small network equipment sold in the US in 2018 met the guidelines
set out by our Voluntary Agreement for Ongoing Improvement
to the Energy Efficiency of Small Network Equipment
SNE VA). The program has reduced power usage by 66% in
delivering broadband to more than 87 million US homes since the agreement took
effect in 2015.
Meanwhile, the Canadian Energy Efficiency Voluntary Agreement for
Set-Top Boxes (CEEVA)
that an impressive 97 percent of set-tops purchased
by participating service providers met the agreement’s rigorous “Tier 2” energy
efficiency levels, as outlined in its second
annual report by D+R. This resulted in a huge 13 percent reduction in
energy consumption in 2018 vs the previous year.
CommScope provided the technical input to establish these
important industry agreements, and we continue to collaborate with our
customers in North America to stay at the forefront of compliance.
It’s all part of what we call Conservation
through Innovation. Together with our partners around the world, we’re
constantly reducing our industry’s environmental footprint, as we continue to deliver
the future of cable to the US, Canada, and beyond.