31 Oct '11, 1am

BT Cool Broadband to take heat out of giant energy footprint

BT is trialling a new ‘sleep mode' for broadband connections that promises to slash energy use by broadband infrastructure by almost a third, delivering deep cuts in carbon emissions in the process. Dubbed Cool Broadband, the new system is being piloted at the research and development centre at Martlesham in Suffolk and a nearby exchange, and early indications are that it can cut energy use per line by around 30 per cent. FURTHER READING Facebook builds 'green' datacentre in Sweden Winning over the finance department – making the financial case for green initiatives Speaking to BusinessGreen , BT's recently appointed chief sustainability officer Niall Dunne said the algorithms at the heart of the new technology could deliver major cuts in emissions. "We want to shift broadband from always on to always available," he said. "The plan is that if the broadband line is 20Mbit/s...

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