The Next G Alliance just published the 6G Sustainability KPI Assessment Introduction and Gap Analysis
The report delivers insight into the scope of key performance indicators (KPIs) required to measure the environmental sustainability metrics for future 6G networks.
The goal is to provide an overview of available sustainability KPIs for the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry and their applicability to the 6G ecosystem components. These components include the radio access network (RAN), core network, cloud and edge data centers, the end-user communications devices and supply chain and manufacturing. This paper also identifies areas of potential research to develop a harmonized set of sustainability KPIs for benchmarking 6G ecosystem components.