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IDC Press Release, 3/17/11
As the number of worldwide mobile handset shipments continues to grow, mobile operators are poised to play a more significant role in the mobile handset ecosystem and the drive toward true sustainability. According to new research from International Data Corporation (IDC), mobile operators are investing in and increasing their efforts around green handset sourcing, energy usage, end-of-life programs, and packaging.
IDC’s mobile operators’ green ranking is based on an analysis of the handset sustainability efforts of mobile operators across the globe. The criteria focused on mobile operators’ overall sustainable handset strategy, packaging, materials, energy, and end-of-life programs for mobile devices. As a result of this analysis, IDC has identified the top green mobile operators (listed in alphabetical order) – AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Sprint, Telefónica, and Vodafone.