Network Sharing: An Energy-Efficient Option For European Mobile Network Operators

12 Nov

Marco Ajmone Marsan, Full Professor of telecommunications, Electronics and Telecommunications Department, Politecnico di Torino, Italy; Chief Researcher, Institute IMDEA Networks, Spain

External Presentation (IN Speaker)

We investigate the energy saving made possible by the network sharing approach, whereby all (or significant parts) of a network infrastructure are shared by different network operators. Our study reveals that in most European countries the amount of energy necessary to run mobile networks can be reduced by 35 to 60%.


About Marco Ajmone Marsan

Marco Ajmone Marsan was born in Torino, Italy in 1951. He received a Master Degree in Electronic Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino in 1974 and a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1978. From 1974 to 1987 he was teaching and doing research at the Politecnico di Torino, first as a researcher and then as an associate professor. In 1987 he was appointed Full Professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Milan.

From 1990 he has been a Full Professor of telecommunications at the Electronics and Telecommunications Department of the Politecnico di Torino.

Marco Ajmone Marsan started his research activity in 1974. He first worked in digital transmission systems, and then moved to networking and distributed systems. He has published over 300 papers in the most important journals and conferences of the domain. He has co-authored the books “Performance Models of Multiprocessor Systems” (MIT Press, 1987) and “Modelling with Generalized Stochastic Petri Nets” (John Wiley, 1995).

Marco Ajmone Marsan has founded the Telecommunication Networks Group at the Politecnico di Torino. As a leader of this group, he has coordinated many research projects funded by national and international public agencies, and by telecommunications industries.

Marco Ajmone Marsan is the coordinator of the TREND Network of Excellence funded by the European Commission with 3 million Euro within the 7th Framework Programme.

The publications of Marco Ajmone Marsan have received more than 8,000 citations, with 2 works receiving over 1,000 citations each. His h-index is 41 in Publish or Perish, and he is qualified as “ISI highly cited researchers”.

Marco Ajmone Marsan is a Chief Researcher at the Institute IMDEA Networks in Spain. He spent two summer periods at the Computer Science Department of the University of California, Los Angeles, one at the University of Christchurch (New Zealand), funded by the Erskine Foundation.

He has been a member of the editorial board of the journal ACM/IEEE Transactions on Networking, for which he is now a member of the Steering Committee. He is on the editorial board of the journal Computer Networks of Elsevier, and of several other international journals. He was the general chair or technical program chair of several important conferences in his field, and the general chair of INFOCOM 2013.
He has participated in PhD committees in several universities worldwide.

Marco Ajmone Marsan is a Fellow of IEEE, and a member of the Turin Academy of Sciences. He has received the Bonavera prize from the Accademia delle Scienze, Torino in 1980, the best paper award at the 1982 International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, Fort Lauderdale, USA, the best paper award at the 23rd International Teletraffic Congress (ITC 23) in 2011, the 1982 Informatics Award from Sperry and CILEA. He has received a “Honoris Causa” Doctoral Degree in Telecommunication Networks from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in March 2002. He was named “Commendatore” of the “Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana” by the President of Italy in January 2006.

Marco Ajmone Marsan has been the Vice-Rector for Research, Innovation and Technology Transfer at the Politecnico di Torino from 2002 to 2009. From September 2002 to March 2009 he was the Director of the Institute for Electronics, Information and Telecommunications Engineering of the National Research Council.

He was the chair of the Italian Group of Telecommunications Professors, and the Italian Delegate in the ICT Committee of the 7th Framework Programme of the EU. He is now the Italian Delegate in the ERC Committee of the 7th Framework Programme of the EU.

He has evaluated research projects under request by several international agencies.

He has been a member of the Scientific Committee of CSELT of Torino, of CSITE of Bologna, of the Supercomputing center of Torino, of CSI of Torino, of the Interuniversity Research Center on Communications of Torino, of Intecs SpA, a member of the Directive Committee of CNIT, the National Interuniversity Consortium on Telecommunications, a NARUS Fellow, a member of the “Consiglio Superiore delle Comunicazioni”, a member of the Advisory Board of FUB (Fondazione Ugo Bordoni) of Rome.

His main present research interest is in energy-efficient networking, and in the applications of ICT for energy efficiency.

This talk is based on the research publication “Network Sharing and its Energy Benefits: a Study of European Mobile Network Operators” to be presented at the IEEE Global Communications Conference, Exhibition & Industry Forum (GLOBECOM 2013), to be celebrated in Atlanta (USA) from the 9th to the 13th of December, 2013.


  • Location: “Sala de Juntas” 3.3.B01 - Edificio Rey Pastor (Biblioteca), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Avda. Universidad, 30, 28911 Leganés – Madrid

  • Organization: General Chairs are Dr. Joerg Widmer from IMDEA Networks Institute (Spain) and Dr. Christoph Sommer from University of Innsbruck (Austria)
  • Time: 01:00 pm
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