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New Centre for Energy Efficient Telecommunications for Melbourne

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As reported in R&D Info: A new $10 million Centre for Energy Efficient Telecommunications (CEET) will be established at the University of Melbourne, in collaboration with communication services company Alcatel-Lucent. The Centre will involve Alcatel-Lucent’s research arm Bell Labs and the University of Melbourne, and will focus on reducing the energy consumption of telecommunications networks.

The Centre will employ at least 22 new Victorian researchers, including 11 PhD research positions over the next three years.

Melbourne University has been involved in the Bell Labs-led global initiative, GreenTouch, that is aimed at reducing the energy consumption of communications networks. With a broader research scope, CEET will complement the GreenTouch initiative, whose founding members include the Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society (IBES), the University of Melbourne, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Huawei, Telefonica, AT&T, China Mobile and Freescale Semiconductor.