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Digicel Jamaica Deploys eVolution's SES Across its Country-wide Cell Tower System

eVolution Networks' Smart Energy Solution (SES) Allows Digicel's Mobile Network to Consume "Energy on Demand", Significantly Reducing the Company's Energy Costs by an Estimated $1.4M Annually

TEL AVIV, Israel, January 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

eVolution Networks, a leading provider of innovative software solutions for the telecom industry, announced today that the Digicel Group, the leading mobile telecom operator in the Caribbean, Central American and Pacific regions, has deployed eVolution's flagship product, Smart Energy Solution (SES), across its network in Jamaica.

SES is a fully-automated intelligent software solution that slashes energy consumption on the cellular tower (base station) level. SES achieves this unmatched cost reduction by deactivating base stations during low traffic demand, while insuring that subscribers are provided with the same high quality of service. The solution fits seamlessly into any multi-vendor, multi-technology network, eliminating the need for Digicel to invest additional capital in base stations and allowing Digicel's engineers to continue working as usual without having to divert any time and energy on system maintenance.

Digicel began testing SES in early 2012, achieving significant reductions in energy consumption. In October, Digicel fully commissioned SES network-wide, becoming the world's first mobile operator with this innovative green solution. Based on company estimates, SES is expected to save Digicel up to US$1.4M annually in energy costs, realizing a 23% reduction in RAN energy costs.

The energy and carbon savings identified were 2.8 GWh and 1.5 KTCO2 respectively. As energy prices continue to rise along with subscriber demand, Digicel Jamaica will be able to significantly increase savings using SES.

"eVolution's SES is the most mature and cost optimized energy saving platform on the market. It provides a valuable solution for cutting energy across our base stations and best positions us to capitalize on the shift to a fully green network," said Stephen Curran, Network Design Director for Digicel Group.  "Having successfully completed the deployment of eVolution's solution across most of our base stations, we are now ready to demonstrate the full capabilities and unique advantages of the solution across our 30 other markets across the globe."  

As soon as it became operational on the Digicel Jamaica network, SES conducted both a thorough radio coverage analysis, as well as a deep study of typical daily traffic patterns of each existing base station across the network. These two steps allowed the SES to create individual traffic profiles for each base station across Digicel's network as well as to fully understand which stations could be safely deactivated while still maintaining service integrity.

"After more than a year of close collaboration with Digicel Jamaica, in which the value of SES has been proven, we feel confident in our ability to meet the performance and maturity expectations of future customers in markets around the world," said Roy Morad, CEO of eVolution Networks. "We are very proud of the savings - both monetary and environmental - which we have delivered to Digicel and we look forward to extending our partnership with both Digicel Jamaica and the entire Digicel Group."

About eVolution Networks

eVolution Networks is a leading provider of innovative software solutions for the telecom industry and the world's first company to significantly decrease energy consumption of cellular base stations by helping mobile service providers around the world to overcome the unharnessed costs of energy. Through deep analysis of mobile traffic patterns, eVolution's software turns on and off base stations according to the anticipated level of subscriber traffic, saving service providers millions of dollars in annual operational expenses while greatly reducing their carbon footprints. For more information, visit our website at http://www.evolution-networks.com.

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