Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Alcatel-Lucent signs EU's Code of Conduct on Energy Consumption

Alcatel-Lucent has signed the European Union's Code of Conduct on Energy Consumption of Broadband Equipment, agreeing to make "all reasonable efforts to achieve the power consumption targets defined in the Code of Conduct for at least 90 percent of the total port count of new model items introduced."

"Alcatel-Lucent understands the concern our customers have about the impact their networks have on the environment, and we have taken an advanced, structured and holistic approach toward developing eco-sustainable solutions. A key component of our program is to build smarter, eco-sustainable networks for them, while helping them reduce their total cost of ownership," said James Watt, Chief Technology Officer, Alcatel-Lucent Carrier Group.

Alcatel-Lucent said it will annually provide the European Commission with information concerning the energy consumption of the broadband equipment covered by the Code of Conduct. This is equipment primarily deployed into service providers' networks, but Alcatel-Lucent also agreed to include certain equipment typically deployed at businesses or homes, such as DSL terminals and optical networking terminals.
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  • In 2008 Alcatel-Lucent committed to improving the energy efficiency of key products by at least 20 percent over the next two years, and that year Alcatel-Lucent developed eco-declarations for more than 95 percent of its product portfolio. These summarize the impact these products have on the environment, taking into account characteristics such as energy consumption, emissions, material content, packaging and disposal concerns.

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