Think mobile devices are low-power? A study by the Center for Energy-Efficient Telecommunicationsâ€”a joint effort between AT&T’s Bell Labs and the University of Melbourne in Australiaâ€”finds that wireless networking infrastructure worldwide accounts for 10 times more power consumption than data centers worldwide. In total, it is responsible for 90 percent of the power usage by cloud infrastructure. And that consumption is growing fast.
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