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OptiBit develops new energy efficient fibre-based chip technology

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

OptiBit, a start up made up of three graduate students from MIT, University of Colorado, Boulder and the University of California, Berkeley, has developed a new chip technology that promises faster processors at dramatically less energy consumption. The startup won the MIT Clean Energy Prize with the patented technology. According to BetaBoston, OptiBit is attempting […]

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‘Tech inter-operability standards vital for smart cities’ | ET Telecom

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

A few years ago the buzz was around smart homes that detect human presence to adjust lighting, start appliances such as air-conditioner and save water and ele.. According to this report by the telecoms section of the Economic Times of India, a recent event organised by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers on the […]

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How Tata Docomo transforms mobile sites to cut energy costs | ET Telecom

| May 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tata Docomo has spent some Rs 100 crore, or about US$15.8 million, in the last 18 months to “green” 10,000 sites under an initiative called Project Optimus. The project’s goal was to reduce the carbon of the sites located across 20 circles, or regions, in India. The project has resulted in annualised savings of Rs […]

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Australia and New Zealand to spend big on smart grid infrastructure – report

| May 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new report by Northeast Group estimates that Australia and New Zealand will invest some US$6.8 billion in smart grids over the next decade. According to the analysts, New Zealand is a top market for smart energy infrastructure, with smart meters reaching nearly all homes. More importantly, New Zealand achieved its success on the back […]

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Verizon treated 2 million pounds of electronic waste in last five years

Verizon treated 2 million pounds of electronic waste in last five years

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

In 2010, Verizon set a goal to collect 2 million pounds – or 1,000 tons – of electronic waste in communities it serves by the end of 2015. That five-year goal was achieved today, eight months ahead of schedule, during Verizon’s e-waste recycling rally in Wilmington, as area residents, businesses and Verizon employees safely disposed […]

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Huawei innovation chief talks smart cities, reports Mobile World Live

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mobile World Live reports that Huawei is making a strong push in the smart city space. The firm’s director of strategy and innovation told attendees at the Broadband Asia event that smart cities and related technologies are becoming a key growth area for the vendor. While he acknowledges that emerging trends such as Internet of […]

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Time for energy neutrality for the net – Greenpeace’s Annie Leonard

Time for energy neutrality for the net – Greenpeace’s Annie Leonard

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Greenpeace USA executive director Annie Leonard argues that a healthy internet is not just neutral, but should also be powered by a neutral, as in non-monopolistic, energy infrastructure, preferably based on renewable energy. “The Internet needs a lot of electricity, and its footprint is only growing as more people around the world get connected. If […]

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Greenpeace says YouTube, Netflix are destroyer of the environment because we love streaming so much…

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

As we all know by now, Netflix and YouTube are bad for the environment because they make us get online and watch more cat videos and obscure movies that you would never watch if you had to pay the full price of a theater ticket. “The rapid transition to streaming video models, as well as […]

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What does the Internet of Things mean for your business and your network? – Memeburn

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Internet of Things for businesses is more about the data, the application and services that is those ‘things’ enabled rather than the things themselves, writes Martin Walshaw at Memeburn. The key to an effective IoT strategy also calls for a scalable and reliable network, as well as software defined application services, or what he describes […]

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Telenor Connexion helps Leading Light develop smart street lighting

Telenor Connexion helps Leading Light develop smart street lighting

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Leading Light has partnered with Telenor Connexion to develop a connected lighting solution launching in 2015. ActiveLights online will reduce the maintenance cost and provide new information services that are requested by customers. Leading Light is an innovator within climate-smart lighting solutions. The energy efficient solutions are used by municipalities, utilities and companies, helping these […]

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