Green telcos strive to slash energy consumption

Telecommunications carriers are increasingly focused on energy savings and sustainability, but there are still numerous improvements they can make to green up their networks. GreenTouch, a global consortium dedicated to improving the energy efficiency of data and communications networks, recently announced new research that revealed net energy consumption in communications networks can be reduced up to 90 percent by 2020 via a combination of "technologies, architectures, components, algorithms and protocols." Our sister publication FierceTelecom has taken an in-depth look at various telcos and their efforts to create more energy-efficient networks. Read the special report.