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Target of energy efficiency

tech reviews Updated: Jan 25, 2010 17:54 IST

Last week, Green Touch, a global consortium organised by Bell Labs was formed with an aim to create technologies that could make communications networks 1000 times more energy efficient than what they are today.

A thousand-fold reduction is roughly equivalent to being able to power the world’s communications networks, including the Internet, for three years using the same amount of energy that it currently takes to run them for a single day.

Industry leaders, academia and government labs converged for the same. The founding members of the Green Touch Initiative include service providers like AT&T, China Mobile, Portugal Telecom, Swisscom, Telefonica, academic Research Labs like Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) and others.

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