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|Title:||Results of the European Code of Conduct for Broadband Equipment|
|Authors:||BERTOLDI PAOLO; BOLLA Raffaele; CUCCHIETTI Flavio; LEJEUNE Andre|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||Broadband equipment is increasing its penetration in households and already contributes considerably to the electricity consumption of the residential sector in the EU. It has been estimated that in Europe for the year 2015, Broadband equipment is responsible for an energy consumption of about 50 TWh per year. The European Commission JRC established in 2005 in collaboration with stakeholders (service providers, network operators, equipment and component manufacturers) the Code of Conduct for Broadband Equipment (CoC-BB), with the aim of limiting the energy consumption via the adoption of energy efficient technologies without hampering or limiting the service provided. The BB-CoC covers equipment for broadband services both on the network side and on the customer side. On the customer side, it includes equipment for both the residential sector and Small Office Home Office (SOHO) applications, but not the terminals like, e. g., PCs or TVs. Most of the broadband equipment has a complete set of associated power targets. The Code of Conduct is regularly updated in order to follow the fast technological development in this sector, with potential and concrete advantages compared to minimum efficiency standards set by regulation. The paper, after an introduction to the principles, modus operandi and power requirements, presents and discusses the latest results based on the reports by the participating companies, and finally indicates possible improvement in the power allowances for the future.|
|JRC Directorate:||Energy, Transport and Climate|
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