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Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, University of Melbourne and Victoria State Government open Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications
Melbourne, March 28, 2011 – Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs and University of Melbourne, both recognised for expertise in sustainable networking, in partnership with the Victorian State Government, today officially launched the Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET), one of the largest research efforts on green telecommunications in the world.
CEET will be devoted to innovation in energy-efficient networks and technologies with the ultimate goal of reducing the impact of telecommunications on the environment. The facility will have a staff of researchers and technology experts that will build to a team of 22 over the next three years.
The mobile industry has done a phenomenal job changing the lives of billions of people in the world, bringing them wireless all-around, with education, information and entertainment. By placing smart devices in their hands and providing services, information and capabilities in the cloud, societies, economies and businesses have flourished.
But, with this growth comes some problems. More than half of the world’s population does not have access to mobile broadband data. The industry does not have a feasible path to close this broadband digital divide. Our networks are power hungry and emit 18,000,000 metric tons of C02 per year. Plus, antennas and towers are not very attractive, they obstruct our landscapes and cityscapes. And, who among you has not experienced the network congestion challenge? Time will not fix these challenges, they will grow and grow.
lightRadio™ Promises Greener, Simpler, Lighter Networks: Multi-Billion Euro Savings in Infrastructure & Power Costs, Addressing Major Elements of Global “Digital Divide”
PARIS and LONDON, February 7, 2011 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced lightRadio™, a breakthrough in mobile and broadband infrastructure that streamlines and radically simplifies mobile networks. The solution was unveiled at a major press launch event in London supported by partners Freescale and HP.
Pioneered by Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent’s unique research and development arm, the new lightRadio system will dramatically reduce technical complexity and contain power consumption and other operating costs in the face of sharp traffic growth. This is accomplished by taking today’s base stations and massive cell site towers, typically the most expensive, power hungry, and difficult to maintain elements in the network, and radically shrinking and simplifying them.