Mr. Josua Guérid is a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Eco-Design specialist at CEA-Leti, the French RTO for microelectronics and digital technologies. He is an engineer from Ecole Centrale de Lille (2015) and also graduated from Arts & Métiers ParisTech on Change Management and Sustainable Innovation (2020). His fields of expertise are the assessment of environmental impacts of ICT and sustainable ICT.
J. Guérid, J.-B. Doré, J. Reverdy, B. Reig, A. Clemente, and L. D. Cioccio, ‘Toward Eco-Design of a 5G mmWave Transmitarray Antenna Based on Life Cycle Assessment’, p. 6, 2022.
5G is seen as one technology enabler to support the expected exponential internet data-traffic growth while the environmental impacts of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are growing. Base stations are estimated to represent the main contributor to mobile internet access network carbon footprint. In this work, life cycle assessment (LCA) of two different technology of 26 GHz transmitarray antenna are compared. One technology demonstrates a drastic reduction, showing how environmental performance can be a key factor for the choice of technology.