Router Study Highlights Need for Standards

Green for Good announced last fall that Ericsson/Redback's SmartEdge routers "use only 50% of the energy as compared to competitors, and deliver up to 3 times the environmental benefits in reduced carbon emissions." It is unclear who funded this study. Rival manufacturers challenged these results, reports Multichannel News.

While industry standards would be better, ad hoc studies like this one do advance the discussion and improve performance. Those skeptical about the latter should take the lead in implementing the former.

Learn more about Green for Good's methodology and Ericsson/Redback's WEEE compliance.