Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Nokia Siemens says Fiber is Green

Nokia Siemens stated that fiber is greener than VDSL in a presentation at its industry analyst meetings at Nokia World in Amsterdam this week. The main part of the presentation was about reducing the carbon footprint of mobile networks, primarily by reducing the power consumption of the base stations as well as by using techniques for turning off unneeded capacity.

In response to my question it pointed out that PON based FTTH architectures also reduce carbon footprint. On the other hand, VDSL increases the carbon footprint of a network because of the large number of remote systems that must be deployed.

I guess this means that fiber is just good all around. This is one more reason to select fiber.

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