Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) says it has developed the greenest-ever core mobile network server. By Ian Scales
The Flexi NS consumes only 59 watts per 100,000 subscribers, says NSN, which sounds good (just over half a milliwatt each) but then the impressiveness of this level of consumption must surely depend on what the server is doing for its attached devices. Some specific core network server applications are probably much less taxing than others; plus NSN seems to be talking about registered subscribers rather than concurrent users.
I'm just naturally suspicious, but if you know better leave a comment in the box below. Is this REALLY an impressive number against a valid measurement? As we’re bound to hear more and more such claims as power consumption becomes more important in the scheme of things, I think we should know.
The Flexi NS will work as both an SGSN (Serving GPRS Support Node) for 2G or 3G networks and as an MME (Mobility Management Entity) for LTE. It‘s expected to be available by the end of the year.
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