Started work with major network suppliers to establish goals to improve the efficiencies of next-generation network equipment
What does this entail? Understanding that it’s difficult to communicate and improve what you can’t measure, we have collaborated with the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) in the publishing of a Telecommunications Energy Efficiency Ratio (TEER) metric. This allows us to work closely with our top suppliers as they test their equipment using the TEER metric and to establish expectations with these suppliers for baseline performance measurements and continuous improvement. This should enable AT&T to buy more energy-efficient equipment, resulting in a more efficient network.