The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

SC372 - Building Green Networks: New Concepts for Energy Reduction

Sunday, 19 March
17:00 - 20:00

Short Course Level: Advanced Beginner


Rod S. Tucker; Univ. Melbourne, Australia

Short Course Description:

This course will provide participants with an understanding of key factors that affect energy consumption in the global telecommunications network.  The course will begin with a description of various measures of network energy efficiency and show how these measures can be used to compare different network architectures.  The energy efficiency of key photonic and electronic devices, circuits and systems will be compared and the roles of photonics and electronics in improving energy efficiency will be discussed.  The course will conclude with a summary of recent research on new approaches to improving the energy efficiency of the network.  The focus of the course is on wired networks, but will include a brief discussion of key energy considerations in mobile networks.

Short Course Benefits:

This course should enable participants to:

  • Explain the principles of energy efficiency in telecommunications networks.

  • Compare the energy efficiency of different network architectures.

  • Compute an estimate of the energy efficiency of network equipment, designs and architectures.

  • Identify key factors and leverage points for improving the energy efficiency future networks.

  • Describe the key determinants of network energy efficiency.

Short Course Audience:

Telecommunications engineers, managers, policy makers, researchers and educators. A basic knowledge of telecommunications networks and equipment will be advantageous but not essential. Little or no knowledge of energy efficiency issues in telecommunications networks is required.

Instructor Biography:

Rod Tucker has been researching energy efficiency in photonic circuits and telecommunications networks for the past 15 years, and has published many papers on these topics.  He was founding Director of the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications and was active in GreenTouch, a research consortium focussed on improving network energy efficiency.

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