CEET announces industry summit on energy-efficient Internet

Friday 27 July 2012

The Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET) will host an industry summit to explore collaborative approaches for improving the energy efficiency of the Internet including telecommunications networks, services and applications.

Announcing the summit CEET Director, Prof Rod Tucker said, “CEET researchers are developing technologies and solutions to improve the energy efficiency of the telecommunications network, and the services and applications that they enable. Australia has the opportunity to be real leader in this area, however significant advances in achieving a more sustainable Internet will only be achieved by all stakeholders coming together to share insight and experience.”

The Australian Energy-Efficient Internet Summit is supported by Alcatel-Lucent and the AIIA, and will be held in September. Expressions of interest can be registered at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ceetindustrysummit.

“Bringing together network vendors, operators, application providers and researchers will allow the industry to fully explore ways to reduce energy consumption as a whole, including key challenges such as the benchmarking, measurement and reporting of energy use in a networked service environment,” added Prof Tucker.

The summit will build on the strong progress being made by CEET, in collaboration with a global network of researchers working within Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent’s esteemed innovation institution. Alcatel-Lucent was last night recognised for its investment in CEET, receiving the ACCOMS Environmental Responsibility Award at a gala dinner in Sydney.

Prof Tucker said, “This award recognises the important research activity being undertaken at CEET to increase the energy-efficiency of global telecommunications networks and highlights the leadership of Alcatel-Lucent and Bell Labs in forging fruitful collaborations between industry and academia.”

Launched in March 2011, the Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET) is a partnership between Alcatel-Lucent Australia and Bell Labs with the University of Melbourne and the Victorian State Government.