Estimates of the Economic Impact of Energy Savings in the End-to-End Chain for Video Services
The research results of the European project CONVINcE allow minimizing the energy consumption of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and videos Over The Top (OTT) services. This study provides an economic analysis of these energy consumption savings, and present how to position quantitatively possible savings in the end-to-end chain, including networks, customers like terminals, and service suppliers like headend. The key performance indicator used is the average consumption of energy for 1 h of Video. The energy savings achieved by implementing the results of the project in each part of the chain (terminals, networks, and headend) has been evaluated economically to the scale of the European market. The savings, at the level of the video service, are between 13 and 14% of the energy consumption. At the European level, the order of magnitude is of some hundred million Euros savings per year, which remains small when compared to the market.
This research was partially supported by the European Celtic-Plus project CONVINcE and funded by Finland, France, Sweden and Turkey.
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