Tim goes in the same direction as Iliad: It turns off some cell towers when network traffic is low. In fact, he’s already started. The provision for high energy costs came to the fore during the presentation of the third quarter financial results, when the operator briefly anticipated to those present that, if used correctly, it would be an intelligent measure.
Now TIM confirms the colleague of mondomobileweb.it the The experiment has already started in two regions, with the prospect of turning off the partially or totally inactive antennas when traffic conditions allow throughout 2023 throughout Italy, usually at night. In order to identify the time windows in which energy can be saved and the systems can be switched off without consequences for customers, TIM uses a algorithm based on artificial intelligence.
TIM has introduced the shutdown of some mobile frequencies in two regions based on an automatic detection performed by artificial intelligence algorithms that detect low traffic levels, mainly at night, in real time. In any case, TIM also guarantees the mobile network service to its customers in this case. The experimental project was launched in Marche and Umbria in 2022 and will gradually expand to the whole country over the course of 2023 – a spokesman for the operator told colleagues.
The signal transmission systems, i.e. the elements that keep the grid running, need a lot of energy, so with the electricity prices reached, such a measure was almost inevitable, hence the hypothesis that they could soon also join WindTre and Vodafone is not so remote.