Tag: Broadband

Smart cities pointless without universal superfast broadband

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Smart city deployments will not get very far, or realise effective socioeconomic benefits, if more attention is not paid to the underlying infrastructure. Source: Smart cities pointless without universal superfast broadband

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GreenTouch says it can cut mobile net energy by 10,000x

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
GreenTouch says it can cut mobile net energy by 10,000x

GreenTouch, the green telecom organisation founded by Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs, announced that its members and partners have developed ways to cut mobile infrastructure energy consumption by as much as 10,000 times, compared to today’s networks. Five years after its foundation, GreenTouch unveiled a set of new tools, technologies, and architectures to improve the energy efficiency […]

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Is China fuelling the African mobile surge with cheap solar?

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

According to this article by Steven Sinofsky, a board partner at Andreessen Horowitz, China’s development of cheap solar power systems have enabled more and more of Africa to get online with their mobile phones. With China bringing down the cost of larger panels, and the abundance of trade between Africa and China, there’s an explosion […]

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Alcatel-Lucent claims major IP core breakthrough

| May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
Alcatel-Lucent claims major IP core breakthrough

by Communications Day Alcatel-Lucent has launched a new IP core router that it says shatters existing performance levels, and paves the way for meeting the surging bandwidth demands of the future. The new 7950 XRS (extensible routing system) now supports a maximum of 32Tbps of capacity, and 160 x 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports in a […]

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The Future We Want, or why ICT needs to be included in climate change debate

| April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

ICT needs to be part of the solution to climate change – that is the message from the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, an organisation founded by the ITU and UNESCO. More importantly, it is a message that has been put forth by the global ICT industry for the last three to four years. The […]

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The “Cisco Story” infographic

| April 14, 2012 | 0 Comments
The “Cisco Story” infographic

Here is a really cool infographic from Cisco on its raison d’etre and how it sees the world. Interesting tidbits: IP traffic will quadruple by 2014 due to video 50 billion devices on the Internet by 2020 30% of all data to pass through the cloud by 2020 There are some pretty daunting data points, […]

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ZTE claims 41% power savings for its GPON, but over what?

| July 7, 2011 | 1 Comment

Chinese equipment maker, ZTE, says a GPON network it supplied to Lithuanian operator TEO LT has reduced energy consumption by more than 41%. What the release doesn’t say is what technology or network the GPON network is replacing, hence the reduction. It is one of the core misrepresentations of environmental marketing. While ZTE’s GPON solution […]

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Broadband power line vs WiMAX for smart grids

| July 2, 2010 | 3 Comments
Broadband power line vs WiMAX for smart grids

Broadband networks built using an utility’s own powerlines has been pegged as a challenger to the use of wireless networks, namely LTE and WiMAX, for smart grid applications. According to this post in IEEE Spectrum, next generation wireless networks are vying for the share of the smart grid market, but utilities have other options, including […]

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Verizon and Motorola trial ‘green’ set top boxes

| April 15, 2010 | 0 Comments
Verizon and Motorola trial ‘green’ set top boxes

Following Verizon’s announcement of its green initiatives in 2010, the operator and its vendor, Motorola, have issued an official press release of one of those initiatives – a trial of energy efficient set top boxes for its FiOS TV service. The new set top boxes are up to 30% more energy efficient than current models, […]

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FCC seeks input on smart grid communications technologies, spectrum requirements

| September 16, 2009 | 2 Comments

The US Federal Communications Commission is calling for more industry discussion on the communications requirements of smart grids, including whether or not to allocate dedicated spectrum for the use of smart grid communications. In a document dated 4 September, the FCC noted that as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Congress […]

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