Green Touch: New Communications Industry Initiative

I have long advocated for more attention to the "CT" side of Green ICT. Green Touch is a new industry initiative organized by equipment manufacture Alcatel-Lucent that strives to do just that. It declares:

Green Touch 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.

By 2015, our goal is to deliver the architecture, specifications and roadmap — and demonstrate key components — needed to reduce energy consumption per user by a factor of 1000 from current levels.

Green Touch currently lists ~15 members representing service providers, equipment manufacturers, and research organizations.

Read all Vertatique information about Green CT.