Melbourne: Researchers are working on a new hardware that could improve the efficiency of Internet connected devices.
With the number of Internet connected devices rapidly increasing, scientists are starting a new research programme to reduce energy consumption of such devices.
Led by the Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET) at the University of Melbourne, the programme will develop new hardware and cloud-based solutions to improve efficiency of energy consumption.
As more connected devices are used across the world through the Internet of Things, there is a need to address the energy demands that provide sensing, monitoring and control for a vast array of things, from traffic lights, to home appliances and building components.
The associated increase in data processing and transmission will result in significant energy consumption.
Bell Labs Network Energy Research Programme Leader, Dr Thierry Klein, said effective collaboration with skilled specialists would be a key factor in solving future network efficiency issues.
"Efficiency and sustainability are already significant challenges for the telecommunications industry and this will only increase as more devices are connected and more data is moving around the network," said Klein.
"Our work with CEET is a critical part of the Bell Labs sustainability research agenda and this new research program will play a big part in how we address challenges for the global telecommunications industry in the future," said Klein.