Social change puts telecoms, energy infrastructure under pressure

Engineering News 3 September 2012.

Deep societal changes globally would place increasing pressure on infrastructure, including telecommunications and energy services, said Alcatel-Lucent VP and senior partner of corporate strategy Karl Bream on Monday.

He said that the world was on the cusp of societal change which would see the global urban population grow by 2.3-billion by 2050, as many people migrated to city regions. The urban areas, which would then account for 70% of the world’s population, would consume 75% of the world’s energy and produce 80% of its greenhouse gas emissions…

http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/social-change-puts-telecoms-energy-infrastructure-under-pressure-2012-09-03

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