Proceedings of EnviroInfo and ICT for Sustainability 2015

40 Gbps Access for Metro networks: Implications in terms of Sustainability and Innovation from an LCA Perspective

Authors
Reza Farrahi Moghaddam, Yves Lemieux, Mohamed Cheriet
Corresponding Author
Reza Farrahi Moghaddam
Available Online September 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-env-15.2015.29How to use a DOI?
Keywords
ICT; Broadband Access; 40 Gbps Metro Access; Sustainability; Environmental Footprint; FTTH; PON; Micro-Registration; Best Practice; Pricing
Abstract
In this work, the implications of new technologies, more specifically the new optical FTTH technologies, are studied both from the functional and non-functional perspectives. In particular, some direct impacts are listed in the form of abandoning non-functional technologies, such as micro-registration, which would be implicitly required for having a functioning operation before arrival the new high-bandwidth access technologies. It is shown that such abandonment of non-functional best practices, which are mainly at the management level of ICT, immediately results in additional consumption and environmental footprint, and also there is a chance that some other new innovations might be ‘missed.’ Therefore, unconstrained deployment of these access technologies is not aligned with a possible sustainable ICT picture, except if they are regulated. An approach to pricing the best practices, including both functional and non-functional technologies, is proposed in order to develop a regulation and policy framework for a sustainable broadband access.
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Proceedings
EnviroInfo and ICT for Sustainability 2015
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Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
September 2015
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978-94-62520-92-9
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-env-15.2015.29How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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