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One of the most important lessons society has learned from being stranded at home and unable to travel during a pandemic, is that once carbon emissions fall, the benefits materialize remarkably quickly. What have telecommunications providers learned during this time? That due to the staggering demand for digital communications at this time, the global telecom infrastructure has been forced to consume more energy than ever before, increasing the carbon footprint.   In addition, as consumers become more conscious of their impact on the global environment, the demand for more sustainable goods and services is stronger than ever. With this in mind, telecommunications companies are rolling up their sleeves and getting to work in order to reduce their environmental impact. But is achieving sustainability in telecoms a realistic mission? Although the telecommunications industry is not the first to come to mind when discussing emissions or greater sustainability, this sector does account…

Snom Technology, a premium worldwide brand for IP telephony in the business and industrial sectors, is known for its proximity to the market and the continuous involvement of partners and customers in the development of new products, which is also achieved through market surveys.  A representative survey, commissioned by Snom and carried out in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, by the independent research institute Norstat in November 2021, aimed to identify the opinion of users of IP desk phones in relation to more eco-friendly terminals, and to find whether – in the face of increased sustainability – the market would be willing to accept a possible price increase. What is the value of sustainability? Of the 1,937 European respondents, 66% currently use corded telephones at work. Despite each country having unique preferences, the survey confirmed that company desk phones still have a high market share – even…