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NBN Co - Carbon footprints power issue for wireless vs fibre networks

Estimates & Committees
Scott Ludlam 27 Aug 2010

Senator Ludlam asked:

Would you provide the committee with your favourite one or two referenced works, on notice?


A useful reference work is FTTH-The Green Access Technology by Robert Ayre, Jayant Baliga
and Rod Tucker from the ARC Special Research Centre for Ultra-Broadband Information
Networks at the University of Melbourne. The paper compares wireless (ie. WiMAX) v. Fibre
(FTTN, HFC, Pt/Pt, GPON) power consumption (and hence carbon footprint if non-renewable
energy sources are used). It was presented at the 2009 FTTH Council conference in Melbourne
about twelve months ago.


 Answers to Senate Estimates Questions on Notice Budget Estimates Hearings May 2010  Question No: 121



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