GreenNets – FP7 Research for SMEs

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Power consumption and CO2 footprint reduction in mobile networks by advanced automated network management approaches

Project coordinator



atesio, Benco, Fraunhofer HHI, University of Wroclaw, Technische Universität Braunschweig


The objective of the GreenNets project, coordinated by DATAX was to tackle the energy consumption challenge for cellular radio networks and enable the introduction on the market of advanced tools and software platforms to assist operators in enhancing energy efficiency of their current and future network deployments.


The goal was achieved by developing sophisticated methods and tools in four directions:

  1. For analyzing the energy efficiency in existing deployments;
  2. For finding measures to improve the efficiency;
  3. For implementing those measures in dedicated software platforms; and
  4. For establishing the ability to migrate to more energy efficient radio network deployments in face of sharply rising mobile network traffic.

In order to extend and complement the platforms, tools and methodologies already in the possession of the three driving high-tech SMEs, focused R&D activities were provided by top-notch RTD performers.