Green Communications: Principles, Concepts and Practice

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This book provides a comprehensive view of green communications considering all areas of ICT including wireless and wired networks.  It analyses particular concepts and practices, addressing holistic approaches in future networks considering a system perspective.  It makes full use of tables, illustrations, performance graphs, case studies and  examples making it accessible for a wide audience.
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Editors

Konstantinos Samdanis, NEC Europe, Germany

Peter Rost, NEC Europe, Germany

Andreas Maeder, NEC Europe, Germany

Michela Meo, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Christos Verikoukis, Telecommunications Technological Centre of Catalonia, Spain
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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Jul 23, 2015
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Pages
456
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ISBN
9781118759233
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Language
English
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Genres
Technology & Engineering / Electrical
Technology & Engineering / Mobile & Wireless Communications
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