ETSI - TR 103 352
Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Energy efficiency of satellite broadband network
|Publication Date:||1 June 2016|
The present document reviews the assessment of energy consumption during the operational phase of satellite networks, and identifies whether additions are required to the general assessment methodology developed in ETSI TS 103 199 [i.10]. It also reviews the energy efficiency related metrics developed for terrestrial wireless and mobile networks in ETSI TR 103 117 [i.7] and identifies any necessary adaptations to enable the methodologies to be applied to satellite networks.
Satellite Networks allow broadband services to be delivered to approaching 100 % of the population, even in remote areas, and can therefore be used to fill gaps in the coverage of other access technologies. Broadband services can be offered to residential or business customers via satellite in a cost effective manner compared to other methods of services provisioning. However, their energy consumption needs to be assessed and compared with other ways of delivering broadband services.