Energy efficiency, dematerialization and the role of the Broadband Forum

Energy efficiency and dematerialization have the potential to enable global emissions by as much as 15% by 2020. Equipment consolidation, cascaded energy management, and the transformation of broadband from “always on” to “always available” not only serve to support this global emissions reduction, they dramatically lower the capital, operating, and energy expenses of broadband networks.

This white paper outlines opportunities and corresponding industry activities in the area of energy efficiency and dematerialization for vendors and service providers in the telecommunications sector.