Sunday, March 27, 2011

Bell Labs Opens Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications in Australia

Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs and University of Melbourne, in partnership with the Victorian State Government, today officially launched the Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET).

CEET will be devoted to innovation in energy-efficient networks and technologies with the ultimate goal of reducing the impact of telecommunications on the environment. The facility will have a staff of researchers and technology experts that will build to a team of 22 over the next three years.

"We've established a leading research program in network energy efficiency that has generated technology breakthroughs like those at the heart the recently announced lightRadio solution," said Jeong Kim, President of Bell Labs. "We look forward to contributing our expertise to help CEET reach its potential."

"Today, telecommunications networks in Australia use about one percent of our energy supply and with increasing demands for bandwidth, this is expected to grow dramatically - unless we find ways to make our networks more efficient," said Rod Tucker, University of Melbourne Laureate Professor.

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