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Green Communications: Principles, Concepts and Practice

Konstantinos Samdanis (Editor), Peter Rost (Editor), Andreas Maeder (Editor), Michela Meo (Editor), Christos Verikoukis (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-75926-4
430 pages
September 2015
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This book provides a comprehensive view of green communications considering all areas of ICT including wireless and wired networks.  It analyses particular concepts and practices, addressing holistic approaches in future networks considering a system perspective.  It makes full use of tables, illustrations, performance graphs, case studies and  examples making it accessible for a wide audience.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors


1. Introduction

2. Fundamentals: Categorization of Green Communication concepts

3. Fundamentals: Energy Efficiency Metrics and Performance Tradeoffs of Green Wireless networks Trade-offs and metrics of green communication

4. Fundamentals: Embodied energy of communication devices

5. Wireless: Energy efficient Base stations

6. Wireless: Network design and planning

7. Wireless: Green Radio

8. Wireless: Network management

9. Wireless: Home and Enterprise Networks

10. Wireless: Towards Delay Tolerant Cognitive Cellular Networks

11. Wireless: Green MTC, M2M, Internet of Things

12. Wireless: Energy Saving standardization in Mobile and Wireless Communication Systems

13. Wireline: Routing, Switching and Transport

14. Wireline: Energy Efficient Ethernet

15. Wireline: Green Optical Networks

16. Wireline: Energy Efficient Networking in Modern Data Center

17. Wireline: SDN-Enabled Energy-Efficient Network Management

18. Wireline: Energy Efficiency Protocol Design

19. Wireline: Energy Efficiency benefits due to Information Centric Networking

20. Wireline: Energy Efficient Standards for Wireline Communications

21. Conclusion

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Author Information


Konstantinos Samdanis, NEC Europe, Germany

Peter Rost, NEC Europe, Germany

Andreas Maeder, NEC Europe, Germany

Michela Meo, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Christos Verikoukis, Telecommunications Technological Centre of Catalonia, Spain
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