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GreenTouch adds seven new members to its roster

GreenTouch, a global industry initiative "dedicated to improving the energy efficiency of information and communications technology (ICT) networks by a factor of 1,000," today announced that seven new organizations have joined the consortium,...


October 6, 2011  


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GreenTouch, a global industry initiative “dedicated to improving the energy efficiency of information and communications technology (ICT) networks by a factor of 1,000,” today announced that seven new organizations have joined the consortium, bringing the total number of member organizations to 53, and involving more than 300 individual participants.

The new members — four academic institutions, two manufacturers and a research laboratory — will collaborate with existing GreenTouch members to research and invent technologies that will enable more energy-efficient networks, plus create the network architecture, specifications and roadmaps that will define them.

“These seven organizations bring a varied set of approaches and ideas that will help advance our goal of reinventing telecommunications as we know it today,” said Gee Rittenhouse, chairman of the GreenTouch Consortium and newly named COO of Alcatel-Lucent Software, Services and Solutions.

“Their energy and enthusiasm will add tremendous value to many projects already under way within the consortium.”