Memorias de investigación
An Energy Consumption Model for Next Generation Access Networks

Research Areas
  • Electric engineers, electronic and automatic (eil)

1 AN ENERGY CONSUMPTION MODEL FOR NEXT GENERATION ACCESS NETWORKS 3rd CMI Conference - Aalborg University Copenhagen, 25-26 November 2010. ¿Green ICT ¿is ICT part of the solution or the problem?¿ Carmen Lastres, Claudio Feijóo, Ángel Martín, Rocío Martínez CeDInt-Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Campus de Montegancedo, Pozuelo de Alarcón, 28223 Madrid, Spain,,, Abstract ICTs account nowadays for 2% of total carbon emissions. However, in a time when the EU requires strict measures to reduce energy consumption in all the industrial and services sectors, the ICT sector faces an increase in services and bandwidth demand. The deployment of Next Generation Networks (NGN) will be the answer to this new demand and specifically, the Next Generation Access Networks (NGANs) will provide higher bandwidth access to users. Several policy and cost deployment analysis are being carried out to understand the risks and opportunities of new deployments, though the role of energy consumption in NGANs seems absent from the main analysis of NGNs deployment. This paper proposes a model to analyze the energy consumption of the main NGAN architectures, aiming to provide deeper insight on the impact of new deployments on the energy consumption of the ICT sector and the effects of energy consumption on the life-cycle cost of NGANs, thus contributing to a deeper analysis of deployment costs. Results are presented for two types of NGAN architectures and a specific geographic distribution of users in Spain
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  • Creador: Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Domótica Integral, CEDINT