Energy Consumption of Next-Generation Optical-Wireless Converged Networks
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This seminar is a conference practice talk for the Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP2012).
The energy consumption of the Internet is recently being identified as one of the main potential contributors for global energy consumption and Carbon footprint. Recent researches show that the contribution of the access network to the total Internet energy consumption is comparatively higher than the other segments of the network. The optical-wireless convergence is becoming one of the evolutionary access network technologies that provide quality-of-service (QoS) guaranteed ubiquitous access to end users in a cost effective way. In this talk, we compare three different plausible architectures for next-generation optical-wireless convergence in energy conservation viewpoint. Our analysis provides insight into QoS rich optical-wireless converged network architectures that preserve energy efficiency.