The Telecom Industry and Data Centers

  • Jun Dai
  • Michael M. Ohadi
  • Diganta Das
  • Michael G. Pecht


The telecommunications industry encompasses the information and communication technology (ICT) sectors, ranging from fixed telephone, broadband Internet, and mobile wireless applications to cable television. The supporting backbone of the telecom industry’s infrastructure is data centers, which comprise the buildings, facilities, and rooms that contain enterprise servers and equipment for communications, cooling, and power distribution and control. This chapter overviews the telecom industry market and the need for energy consumption reduction/optimization in data centers.


Data Center Carbon Footprint Federal Communication Commission Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative Telecom Industry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jun Dai
    • 1
  • Michael M. Ohadi
    • 2
  • Diganta Das
    • 1
  • Michael G. Pecht
    • 1
  1. 1.Center Advanced Life Cycle EngineeringUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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