How using GreenMinutes reduces your carbon emissions
GreenMinutes calls are routed through the Gamma network, which is a low power, and therefeore a low carbon, provider. In addition, Gamma offsets the carbon costs of every call with the CarbonNeutral Company – one of the world's leading carbon offset and climate consulting businesses.
Gamma's commitment to reducing carbon emissions began in 2006 with the early adoption of IP based soft-switching in their core network, marking the first major initiative of its kind in the UK and reducing energy consumption per minute by 30% within the first year. Soft-switching has allowed Gamma to move from a power-hungry hardware infrastructure to a more software driven environment which uses far less power. Continued investment in this technology has enabled them to reduce the mean power consumption per minute carried each year, even as call traffic has increased over the same time.
Annual power consumption against call minutes per month across Gamma’s network.
Now the combination of much lower annual power consumption with our carbon offset programme means that GreenMinutes customers are using the greenest network in the UK.