Bell Labs research indicates that networks can be radically more efficient – addressing the need for more capacity without sacrificing performance. A different network will be required to achieve the greatest effectiveness in improving energy efficiency – see the GreenTouch Initiative for more details.Read more.
As a result, service providers are having to deploy more capacity in their networks in the form of new technologies such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). However, this needed network evolution can increase operational costs, power demands and overall network complexity. Developing efficient, eco-sustainable options has become critical to ensuring the long-term affordability of telecommunications networks — and requires a shift in how technology companies like Alcatel-Lucent think about their products.
To know what the ultimate environmental impact of any network technology will be, companies have to take an end-to-end view of their products, processes and systems. In communications networks, this means solutions have to be assessed from initial design through to the end of the equipment’s life, taking into account how all related elements work together and influence each other.
Alcatel-Lucent has built this end-to-end thinking into its High Leverage Network™ (HLN), offering service providers a simpler, more integrated network infrastructure that is less costly to operate, maintain and evolve — and cuts power consumption as well, leveraging alternative energy sources to build a more eco-sustainable network.
Alcatel-Lucent is transforming communications for a sustainable planet…