Our network

Built on positive energy.

Keeping it green.

Energy powers the Mobile Age. It recharges your device’s battery, keeps you connected, powers our state-of-the-art network, heats and cools our stores, and powers our care centers and offices. And because energy use affects the environment, we’re increasing our efficiency and investing in renewable sources.

The future is renewable.

Our goal is to cover all our usage with renewable energy by 2021. We’ve joined RE100, a global initiative uniting businesses committed to 100% renewable energy.


Higher speeds, lower power.

Our energy team researches and designs innovative ways to boost efficiency and cut energy across our entire business. And our top priority is optimizing the operation of our Un-carrier Network.

  • Over the past six years, the data carried by our network has increased by over 49 times. But, because we're rolling out the most energy efficient technologies, our consumption has declined. 
  • We continue to expand our capacity through re-farming existing spectrum and implementing state-of-the-art technologies including Voice over LTE ("VoLTE"), Carrier Aggregation, and MIMO.
  • Our new low band spectrum increases our service areas, improves in-building penetration, and improves your coverage all while increasing network efficiency.
  • We're implementing new technologies that reduce the demands of heating and cooling our cellular equipment.

 


Our impact


The average energy footprint of a device operating on T-Mobile’s network for one year is about 17% of the energy used by a 42” LCD screen.


Consumed to deliver the data used by our customers compared to 2012.


Scoping out emissions.

T-Mobile is among a select group of U.S. companies—and the only major U.S. wireless company—that has committed to Science Based Targets that address scope 1, 2 AND 3 emissions. On top of the Un-carrier’s RE100 commitment to use 100% renewable energy by 2021, T-Mobile's science-based targets include a 95% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions for scope 1 and 2 combined and a reduction of 15% per customer for scope 3 by 2025.

  • Scope 1: Emissions generated from T-Mobile facilities including offices, retail stores, data centers, call centers and network operations.
  • Scope 2: Emissions generated from energy required to power all T-Mobile facilities.
  • Scope 3: Emissions generated from the entire supply chain, including the products T-Mobile sells and the services it uses, including corporate travel.

 

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Renewable energy

Our investments in clean energy from wind and solar farms will go a long way toward reducing our net emissions.