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BTC Going Green

The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) is hoping to lower its carbon footprint and looking to resort to alternative sources of energy in the future, this according to BTC’s Chief Executive Officer Leon Williams who announced recently that the company is going green.

“BTC at present as part of its cost out and for the environment, we’re looking at things like solar panels and solar power, we’re looking at alternatives to our power source to reduce our carbon footprint,” he said.

“It’s an expensive ordeal for the initial capital investment but certainly BTC is looking at that, it’s been on our radar and individually as a company but also collectively from CANTO’s (Caribbean Association of National Telecommunications Organisation ) point of view.”

He added that given the continued advancement in technology today, it is the best way forward for the telecommunications giant.

Mr. Williams also hinted to BTC’s infrastructure, which is projected to change.

“What has happened within the company is that as we migrate to newer technology we are finding that those technologies are not as power hungry, they don’t require as much air conditioning, they’re much smaller so we’re requiring less space within buildings,” he said.

“The idea is for some of those buildings we use, we could probably eliminate some of those buildings, you go ahead and you put up a solar panel on a building but the question is will that building be around five years from now because the equipment in that building is getting smaller and using much less power, many of the equipment we housed on the inside years ago, we’re housing them on the outside.”

As the company ponders the idea of going green, Mr. Williams admitted that there is much to think about before the major move is taken.

Mr. Williams said during an Interview with the Bahama Journal at the 30th Annual CANTO Conference and Trade Exhibition that was held in The Bahamas last week.

More than 300 delegates in the telecommunications sector from around the globe attended the event, the conference focused on the development of broadband infrastructure and strategies in the Caribbean.

Reducing carbon footprint was one of many topics discussed during that conference.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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