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How technology affects energy consumption in the Reggefiber FttH network

Heeger, E.N. (2017) How technology affects energy consumption in the Reggefiber FttH network.

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Abstract:Using technology enables the gathering of more information, this information can be used to research topics or fields of interests more in-depth. One of such topics is the energy consumption in telecommunication networks. With the use of smart meters, data has become available to gather on a large scale. In this study it is examined how this data can be used in the budgeting process. Input for the energy consumption budget at KPN is researched with variables based on prior studies such as telecom equipment and cooling equipment. The variables are tested with the use of a multiple linear regression analysis. The results from the statistical analyses shows that a forecast can be made with input from the researched variables (location design, function of the location, homes activated, location equipment, active operators, outside temperature and HVAC equipment). One of the findings in this thesis is that telecom equipment has a positive relation with energy consumption and that location design does matter (more equipment results in more energy consumption). Another finding is that HVAC is negatively related to energy consumption (free cooling technology or also called VKU, results in less energy consumption). Additionally this thesis examines the current budgeting method for energy consumption at KPN (traditional budgeting) and researches different alternatives such as the rolling forecast method to achieve a more predictable forecast.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:83 economics
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
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