Nokia and Ooredoo announce ESG-focused MoU

Nokia and Ooredoo announce ESG-focused MoU

MWC 2024 may be over, but MWC news relating to sustainability is still coming in, this time involving Qatar-headquartered service provider Ooredoo and tech giant Nokia, announcing that they have solidified their shared commitment to sustainable innovation by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The eco-centric collaboration, as it is described, encompasses a comprehensive strategy to upgrade environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices across multiple fronts. A key focus will be placed on energy efficiency, with both parties seeking to identify and implement solutions that enhance network energy use.

The two companies will also cooperate to improve circular economy practices, such as the reuse, recycling and refurbishment of legacy hardware, to maximise the value of products through to the end of their life cycle. They aim to embed circular economy principles into operations to reduce waste and promote sustainability across multiple fronts.

The partners will also explore improving social inclusion, addressing connectivity challenges and fostering digital skills and training programmes to help engage, educate, and empower marginalised communities.

By combining their strengths, Ooredoo and Nokia say they are set to deliver impactful solutions that meet the evolving needs of the market while contributing positively to the environment and society as a whole. 

As are many other companies, including Nokia’s rival Ericsson, which signed a memorandum of understanding at MWC 2024 with Saudi Arabian IoT digital solutions provider iot squared to offer the Ericsson Connected Recycling (ECR) platform as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) in Saudi Arabia.


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