Authors: Hocine Ameur; Lyes Khoukhi; Moez Esseghir; Leila Merghem Boulahia
Addresses: University of Technology of Troyes, Troyes 10000, France ' University of Technology of Troyes, Troyes 10000, France ' University of Technology of Troyes, Troyes 10000, France ' University of Technology of Troyes, Troyes 10000, France
Abstract: Owing to the explosion of data and the growing need for communications, energy consumption in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector has shown a staggering increase these last years, making it one of the main responsible factors in climate change. The wireless industry exceeded all the expectations in terms of energy consumption, as it has to cover billions of daily users while trying to guarantee high performance communications. Traffic load keeps increasing especially with the growth of the internet of things. Despite the efforts that have been done for communication networks greening, researches in this field still encounter different issues and a considerable number of challenges need to be dealt with. In this paper, we first introduce the concept of ICT greening. After that, we introduce the recent research in this field and highlight the main used concepts. By studying the advantages and drawbacks of the latter, we aim to give some solutions and suggestions that could be helpful for the future researches in the field of energy saving in networks.
Keywords: green communications; energy efficient communications; green wireless networks; green wired networks; energy efficient networks; energy efficiency; internet of things; IoT; ICT greening; energy saving; energy consumption.
International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2017 Vol.12 No.1, pp.1 - 15
Received: 13 Jun 2016
Accepted: 24 Nov 2016
Published online: 18 Mar 2017 *