Friday, 27 June 2014

CQ-SCTE, cable operators pledge to reduce network energy use by 2020

The Society of Cable Television engineers announced a plan on 26 June to provide cable system operators with new standards, technology, solutions and training to significantly cut the energy use and cost of their networks by 2020.
The SCTE says its "Energy 2020" initiative will be a collaborative effort involving Comcast,  Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Bright House, Bend Broadband, Rogers Communications, Suddenlink Communications and Buckeye CableSystems.
Goals of the program are to reduce power consumption by 20 percent on a unit basis; to cut energy cost by 25 percent (also on a unit basis); to reduce grid dependency by 10 percent; to optimize technical facilities and datacenter footprint by 20 percent; and to establish vendor partnerships that will impact hardware development by the end of the decade.

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