Conference Proceedings

Energy Consumption in IP Networks

Rodney S Tucker, Jayant Baliga, Robert Ayre, Kerry Hinton, Wayne V Sorin

2008 34TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON OPTICAL COMMUNICATION (ECOC) | IEEE | Published : 2008

Abstract

We present a comparison of energy consumption of access networks. We consider passive optical networks, fiber to the node, point-to-point optical systems and WiMAX. Optical access technologies provide the most energy-efficient solutions.