• Technical Conference:  30 March – 03 April 2025
  • Exhibition: 01 – 03 April 2025
  • Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, USA

Green Transformation: Where Do We Stand?

Monday, 25 March, 08:00 – 12:30

San Diego Convention Center

Room 2

Saifuddin Faruk, Bangor University, UK
Naveena Genay, Orange Labs, France
Luca Valcarenghi, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Ting Wang, NEC Labs, USA

Part 1:
Green ICT: Are next-generation telecommunication systems "green" enough? On a global scale, ICT power consumption equals about 5% of the global energy consumption, and this percentage is increasing over time. For example, it is estimated that the power consumption of optical transport infrastructure in telecommunication providers increases by about 12% per year.

Part 2:
ICT for Green Transformation: The massive utilization of ICT, encompassing data center networks, holds the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across various sectors, as exemplified during the COVID-19 pandemic with lockdowns resulting in decreased emissions, notably in the transportation sector. For instance, expanding fiber-optic connectivity to every corner and facet of our digital landscape might enable vertical sectors, including those reliant on data center networks, to transition to more eco-friendly practices. The Symposium will not only explore how ICT, encompassing data center networks, can contribute to reducing GHG emissions but also delve into the energy efficiency methodologies and strategies for carbon footprint reduction and carbon footprint improvement that have been implemented by vendors and operators within the ICT industry.

Session I

Lieven Levrau; Nokia, France
IOWN GF Energy Efficiency Program: Powering a Sustainable Future

Asahi Koji; NEC, Japan
Energy Efficient in Open Optical Transport

Paolo Gemma; ITU-T, Italy
Assessment of Fixed Network Energy Efficiency

Andreas Gladisch; Deutsche Telekom AG Laboratories, Germany
Rethinking Telcos Central Offices for Green Transformation

Session II

Alessandro Percelsi; TIM, Italy
How ICT can Postively Impact the Environment

Fabio Cavaliere; Ericsson, Italy
Can Photonics Help in Reducing the Power Consumption in Radio Access Networks?

Nicola Sambo; Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Solutions to Increase Energy Efficiency of Optical Networks

Masaki Kozai; NTT, Japan
Effective Use of Renewable Energy in Data Centers