According to the IEEE’s Energy Efficient Ethernet Committee, telecommunications network equipment accounts for 1 percent of all power consumption in the United States. And research from the International Telecommunications Union estimates that the global information and communications technology industry accounts for about 3 percent of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Aurora Networks highlights the green features of its optical transport architecture:
- Cable network architectures that eliminate the need for RF amplifiers in the coaxial plant by pushing fiber deeper realize more than a 70 percent reduction in the number of active devices in the distribution portion of the network. This results in more than a 50 percent drop in power consumption.
- A network architecture with fewer active components can lower gas consumption and exhaust emissions that result from fewer truck rolls.