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Trend - Towards Real Energy-efficient Network Design

Abbreviation: 
Trend

TREND is a Network of Excellence on energy-efficient networking, coordinated by Politecnico di Torino, funded by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme.

TREND addresses and looks for answers to important questions, such as: Is the current growth of telecom infrastructures sustainable? Is high bandwidth access to all in metropolitan areas sustainable? Which technologies are more energy-friendly? Is the Internet protocol suite wasting energy? How to incentivate new energy-aware attitudes?

TREND implements research activities aiming at:

  • Collecting power consumption data
  • Assessing the energy-saving potential of technologies, protocols and architectures
  • Identifying architectural solutions
  • Defining network design criteria
  • Experimenting new approaches

TREND is a distributed center of excellence involving:

  • Operators
  • Manufacturers
  • Research centers EU
  • non-EU collaborating institutions
Class: 
International project
Period: 
Thu, 03/15/2012 - Sat, 03/15/2014
Type: 
Contratti UE - cooperazione internazionale (Progetti di Ricerca Europei)
Coordinator: 
Coordinator
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