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Greening the Internet Global Award

Professor Jaafar Elmirghani, Chair in Communication Networks and Systems, Director of the Institute of Integrated Information Systems, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, was awarded the GreenTouch 1000x award on June 18th, 2015 at the GreenTouch 5 Years celebration in New York. The GreenTouch 1000x award recognises a GreenTouch member for "leadership in the creation, the organization and the promotion of the GreenTouch consortium and pioneering research contributions to the field of energy efficiency in telecommunications".

GreenTouch is an international consortium set up and led by Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent’s research organisation. The work at Bell Labs is world renowned, having produced many of the key inventions in telecommunications, starting with Shannon’s pioneering work in 1948: His article “A Mathematical Theory of Communication” started the field of communications and this was followed by key Bell Labs contributions such as the invention of the transistor, the integrated circuit, the laser, and cellular mobile communications, leading to 8 Nobel prizes and 2 Turing awards.

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Its membership has key industrial, academic and research organisations including Bell Labs Alcatel-Lucent, China Mobile, Fujitsu, plus more.

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