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Energy Saving and Emission Reduction in Wireless Networks

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Apr 26

Date and time: 26 April 2022, 15:00 – 16:00 CEST (UTC +2)
Speaker: Magnus Olsson, Huawei Technologies, Stockholm Research Center, Sweden
Title: Energy Saving and Emission Reduction in Wireless Networks

Meeting ID: 695 6088 7455
Password: 755440

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Picture of Magnus OlssonAbstract: Sustainability is high on the agenda, so also in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. ICT has huge potential for reducing carbon emissions in our society, and during the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been demonstrated how ICT solutions such as remote working, video meetings, etc, have been instrumental for keeping businesses and societies going, thereby proving these solutions work for real. But we must not forget the sustainability of ICT itself and in particular the wireless networks providing nationwide access to the ICT services. Energy efficiency has been in focus there for a long time, the latest generation 5G that currently is being rolled out is the most energy-efficient ever, and the development continues towards 5.5G and 6G. This presentation will review the progress in recent years, discuss current challenges, and outline the research directions we see on the road towards energy-efficient and low carbon networks of the future.

Bio: Magnus Olsson has been in the wireless industry for more than 20 years. Since 2017, he holds a position as Principal Energy Efficiency expert at Huawei Technologies, based at the Stockholm Research Center in Sweden, where his current responsibilities include RAN Energy Efficiency research and standardization in ETSI and ITU. Before that, he was with Ericsson Research, Stockholm, Sweden, which he joined in 2000. Over the years he has worked on several radio access technologies and areas such as advanced antenna systems, interference rejection techniques, and energy efficiency of radio access networks (RAN). He has authored and co-authored over 30 international journal and conference papers as well as book chapters and is a recipient of the IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize (2014). He has held leading positions in both internal and various European collaborative research projects. For example, he was the Technical Manager of the successful €14.8m EU FP7 EARTH project on RAN energy efficiency which received the ceFIMS Future Internet Award (2012). Since 2015, he is on the steering committee of the IEEE Sustainable ICT initiative, a pan IEEE Societies initiative responsible for Sustainable ICT activities across IEEE, and since 2019 member of the Energy Efficiency working group of the IEEE International Network Generations Roadmap (INGR).

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