"putting base stations on standby"
So, are they going to put up dead networks as they hang like a sonofabitch when coming out of standby, or are they planning to run 'em on Linux?
Fifteen companies have joined forces to spend the EU’s money to try to reduce the power consumption of 4G technologies, in a project with the fanciful acronym EARTH. Energy Aware Radio and neTwork tecHnologies (EARTH) plays fast and loose with the definition of "acronym", but the idea is to get all the components making up …
It works reasonably well for terrestrial TV and radio transmitters ( as well as LLU of BT networks ) so no reason not to do the same for mobiles. We have separate utility companies with the infrastructure under the control of another separate entity so it's not as if the policy is outrageously novel.
All it takes is the political will to force it to happen, acting in the best interest of consumers and society rather than for the benefit of network operators.
There's the rub.
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