The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading
association for the global information and communications (ICT)
industry, today announced that GreenTouch™ will sponsor the Green ICT
Demonstration and educational track at TIA
2012: Inside the Network Conference & Exhibition. GreenTouch is
a consortium of leading ICT industry, academic and non-government
research experts dedicated to dramatically improving the energy
efficiency of information and communications technology (ICT) networks
by a factor of 1,000.
TIA 2012: Inside the Network will take
place June 5-7, 2012 at the Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center in
Dallas, Texas. During the event, GreenTouch will showcase
solutions and challenges for the telecommunications industry to realize
scalable, carbon-neutral ICT networks that will form the cornerstone for
affordable and sustainable living.
Energy use in telecommunication networks is increasing as a result of
exponential traffic growth and network expansion, especially with the
explosion of wireless data traffic. Network growth is outpacing
equipment efficiency improvements, which are slowing as limits to
historical capacity and scaling laws loom. This trend could adversely
impact the Internet and the far-reaching low carbon and sustainability
benefits that telecommunication networks and associated smart
technologies enable. Industries worldwide are responding to the global
challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and telecommunications,
at the forefront of technology, can be a leader.
"Today's networks are designed for optimal capacity," said Gee
Rittenhouse, Chairman of GreenTouch. "Or industry must focus on
achieving major technology breakthroughs that will accommodate the
growing need for bandwidth and connectivity combined with the growing
requirement for efficient and improved use of energy. That is what
GreenTouch is all about."
"ICT usage is exploding worldwide with thousands of new applications,
millions of new devices and the growing emphasis on cloud services, all
riding on a highly leveraged Network," said Grant Seiffert, President of
TIA. "As usage continues to expand rapidly over the coming decade, the
ICT industry will play a major role in developing viable and predictable
solutions that address energy efficiency and help create sustainable
TIA 2012: Inside the Network will bring together hundreds of
leaders and innovators in a new era of network architecture, focusing on
services and products that accommodate the changing dynamics and
economics of the broadband experience. The event features keynotes from
leading executives and multiple educational tracks, including Network
Transformation, M2M and Connected Devices, Mobile Backhaul and more.
More information is available online at: www.tia2012.org
Members of the media are invited to attend. For more
information or to register for press credentials, please contact Beth
Dozier at +1.202.429.1833 or email@example.com,
or Mike Snyder at +1.703.907.7723 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GreenTouch is a consortium of leading Information and Communications
Technology (ICT) industry, academic and non-governmental research
experts dedicated to fundamentally transforming communications and data
networks, including the Internet, and significantly reducing the carbon
footprint of ICT devices, platforms and networks. More information can
be found at www.greentouch.org.
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents
manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through
standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities,
market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the
business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information
technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications.
Members' products and services empower communications in every industry
and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety,
transportation, government, the military, the environment, and
entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org.
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