Energy efficiency for telecommunication networks is growing in importance. Mobile communication networks alone today consume 0.5 percent of the global energy supply . Still, there is a potential to reduce the energy consumption of the mobile access network and thereby reducing energy costs and associated carbon dioxide emissions. However, before these reductions can be realized, the current energy consumption of the mobile network must be understood and quantified. In order for this to happen, adequate energy models of the mobile networks are needed.
The Mobility Foresight project is the 2010 follow up on earlier scenario process works carried out in 1998 and 2001. The aim is to create a platform for discussion and a setting for the subsequent strategy work intended for the Wireless@kth research department and also for the wider KTH research community.
COnvergent and SEmantic-aware Mobile networks and services – Providing a superior user experience is the key to success in mobile services. The recent massive success of the iPhone provides ample illustration. Increasing the data rate in the infrastructure is one way to improve user experience. However, deploying more infrastructure may take significant time, require large investments in more rural settings, and may not always be energy efficient.
The Mobile Broadband Project Phase 3: “More for less”
The MBB++ project is the 2011 follow up on earlier projects on Mobile broadband carried out between 2005 and 2010. The aim of this project is to, in the context of a dramatically growing market for mobile broadband data where cost and energy efficiency are key, address the issues of optimum deployment strategy and network architecture for various operator and business scenarios, including M2M services, using LTE-Advanced and systems beyond.
METIS, Mobile and wireless communications Enablers for Twenty-twenty (2020) Information Society, is co-funded by the European Commission as an Integrated Project under the Seventh Framework Programme for research and development(FP7). The project is led by Ericsson and will provide an important platform for an early global consensus on fundamental questions connected to the development of the future mobile and wireless communications system, and pave the way for future standardization of 5G.