Rick Rutter, Director of Content Strategy, Juniper Networks

Top Sustainable Trends Across Metro Networks

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Nine sustainability initiatives sustainability-minded telecom operators are adopting now.

Network traffic growth, a recent energy crisis, environmental concerns — these are all driving telecom operations to rethink sustainability initiatives. If this interests you, then you’ll want to know about nine such initiatives and read recent research  into these "next practices.

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You’ll learn

  • Three sustainability areas of focus telecom operators should consider today

  • Best practices adopted by forward-thinking operators 

  • Hands-on methods to achieve efficiency and sustainability

Who is this for?

Network Professionals Business Leaders


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Rick Rutter
Director of Content Strategy, Juniper Networks

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Irene Zhang
Director, Juniper Networks


0:00 hi I'm Rick Ruder with news on the feed

0:02 Telecom operators are seeing their

0:05 traffic Skyrocket across their Metro

0:06 networks in a recent estimate from STL

0:09 Partners shows a three-fold increase by

0:10 2030. that's huge after a recent energy

0:14 crisis and growing environmental

0:16 concerns telcos are looking to implement

0:18 more sustainable practices to face these

0:21 challenges with me is Irene Zhang

0:23 director at Juniper Networks to

0:25 highlight the top sustainable Trends

0:27 Irene STL Partners recently asked telcos

0:30 in North America and Europe how they're

0:32 driving sustainability so what are the

0:35 common practices that most operators are

0:38 pursuing

0:39 yeah so from the research we noticed

0:41 that most operators right now are at the

0:44 stage of common practices essentially

0:46 they are chasing the low heading fruit

0:48 which include uh for example

0:50 decompositioning the Legacy technologies

0:53 that are more energy hungry for example

0:57 transitioning from copper networks to

1:00 fiber optics and also decommissioning

1:03 the Legacy 2G 3G networks and then

1:06 reforming the Spectrum

1:08 and uh in addition to that uh operators

1:12 are also looking at their facilities

1:14 looking at what are the things that are

1:17 unnecessarily streaming the extra

1:19 systems for example is there some vans

1:22 that are blocked is there doors that are

1:25 open when they're not supposed to so

1:28 they're really tracking those energy

1:29 usage and trying to optimize them

1:32 those are some great first steps and so

1:35 what comes after that

1:36 what comes to after that is what STL

1:39 Partners identify as best practices and

1:42 it is about applying Cloud principles to

1:44 Metro networks and that is what we call

1:47 Cloud Metro and the first principle is

1:49 about resource sharing in the context of

1:52 Metro that is about converging all the

1:55 different Metro Services onto one single

1:58 converge platform which reduce resource

2:01 duplication and also reduce the carbon

2:03 emissions associated with those resource

2:05 duplication

2:07 the second principle is about automation

2:09 imagine that you can use automation to

2:12 reduce human error and imagine that you

2:14 can use automation to do remote

2:17 troubleshooting so that directly you can

2:19 reduce the number of truck rows that you

2:21 need to send the staff to go on site and

2:25 fix those problems right and then by

2:27 reducing the truck row you directly

2:30 reducing the amount of energy and carbon

2:33 emission associated with that

2:35 that makes a lot of sense right is there

2:38 anything else Telecom operators should

2:40 be considering

2:41 absolutely so the next practices this

2:45 are not as common right now but we do

2:48 see them as promising in future so uh

2:52 for example one is decentralized routing

2:54 fabric which is the idea that you

2:56 terminated traffic at the edge so that

2:58 you reduce the overall traffic that

3:00 traversing the entire network and thus

3:03 reducing the total amount of traffic

3:07 um carbon emission associated with those

3:08 traffic and then the second is

3:11 re-architecting the current architecture

3:13 transitioning to the spine Leaf scale

3:16 out architecture which improve

3:18 resiliency and that when you improve

3:21 your resiliency that also will have

3:23 relationship relates to reduce the truck

3:25 roles uh for troubleshooting and last

3:28 but not least it is about evaluating and

3:31 enhancing their carbon vendor evaluation

3:34 criteria with the TCL model so today the

3:36 T cell model typically only associated

3:38 with cost and the recommendation is to

3:40 incorporate sustainability Matrix in the

3:43 evaluation so that they can actually

3:45 reward the vendors that provide

3:48 sustainable product design Irene you

3:51 just gave us a lot to think about thank

3:54 you so much for sharing your insights on

3:56 the top initiatives leading to a more

3:57 sustainable Metro network and to learn

4:00 more about these nine initiatives check

4:02 out the link below to access the full

4:04 research and while you're on the feed

4:06 take some time to soak up a little bit

4:08 more industry news and knowledge thank

4:10 you very much

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