News release

Date: 3rd June 2011

Wireless Networks Environmental and Energy Efficiency Innovation event in Reading on June 7

Workshop to address the system and component challenges surrounding “Environmental and Energy Efficiency Innovation in Wireless Networks"

June 3rd 2011 - The ICT KTN Wireless Technology and Spectrum Working Group, Mobile VCE and NMI are jointly hosting a workshop to investigate the system and component challenges, addressing “Environmental and Energy Efficiency Innovation in Wireless Networks"

The event will take place on Tuesday 7th June 2011 from 10:00 to 16:00 (Registration and refreshments 0900). It will be held at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre (Syndicate Room), Madejski Stadium, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 0FL (Directions: www.rbcc.org.uk/location.php). Attendance is FREE and lunch will be provided.

If you would like to attend please register at: www.tinyurl.com/68uxonj

Mobile and broadband traffic continue to grow at an exponential rate resulting in further capacity investment and the requirement for new spectrum and advanced air interfaces which provide greater spectral efficiency. Installing new capacity and providing improved coverage will yield environmental savings through better use and adoption of Mobile and Wireless ICT services.

Energy use and costs continue to rise, creating the need for future network energy efficiency to be significantly improved to ensure energy use does not increase at the same growth rate as traffic running over the networks. The introduction of new spectrally efficient air interfaces, presents new challenges in terms of energy efficiency and a key objective in developing new networks will be to drive down the energy consumption per bit transmitted, manage equipment more efficiently and leverage natural energy sources.

The objective of this event is to highlight some of the key themes that will emerge when addressing the needs of energy efficient networks; the speakers will present technologies that are well positioned to address this agenda. The panel sessions will then debate the challenges ahead for different stages of the value chain, from component technologies to systems.

MVCE and University research poster displays, relating to Wireless Network energy efficiency, will be on show during the breaks and over lunch. In preparation for this workshop we strongly recommend reading the recently published ICT KTN paper on this topic which is available at: www.tinyurl.com/5vc6puy

Media Contact:
Eddie Murphy
Email: eddie.murphy[at]ictktn[dot]org[dot]uk
Tel: 07966 404 813
www.ictktn.org.uk

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