Consumption Optimization in Video Networks
|Coordinator||Lunds universitet - Lunds universitet E HUSET|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 6 800 000|
|Project duration||September 2014 - September 2017|
|Venture||EUREKA cluster co-funding|
Purpose and goal
IT infrastructure has become one of the largest users of energy globally, and it´s stare is steadily increasing. Video is also the media format that uses the most energy. It is hence crucial to develop technologies that minimise this, both from commercial competition as well as environmental aspects. Convince has studied different ways of achieving this over the entire chain from video content generation to consumption on devices. The Swedish part of the project has met its targets resulting in both tangible business outcomes as well as significant new knowledge generated.
Expected results and effects
The project has been very successful in meeting the expected targets. Sony Mobile has formed a spinoff company that manufactures and sells measurement equipment for energy studies on mobile platforms. Sony and LU have developed new knowledge and methods for saving energy in mobile networks through predictions and cacheing of data at mobile base stations. This has been standardised through the 3GPP. Based on LU research, Sensative AB has implemented infrastructure for central coordination of WiFi access points which optimises performance and saves energy on devices.
Planned approach and implementation
Overall, the project was structured and managed well. Close collaboration was formed between Sony Mobile, LU and Sensative AB since the partners were localised in close proximity at the MAPCI research centre in Lund. The resources available were also adequate to carry out the work successfully. LU experienced some problems with the recruitment of international researchers initially as the visa processing time was unusually long at the Swedish migration board. This led to a slow start of the project which was later compensated for by the extension of the overall project time.