Mobile device energy usage is likely to increase, particularly with onset of 5G (+ future iterations) and in some cases mobile devices are likely to replace mains powered products. Hence the objective of this task are to:
- Examine the energy used by mobile devices (connected and otherwise).
- Investigate policy options to improve their energy efficiency (including the power supply, the battery charging equipment and the device itself, as well as the impact of various battery chemistries).
- Assess the similarities and differences between mobile device energy efficiency policies around the world.
- Identify pathways towards international harmonization of policies for mobile devices.
A report was published in November 2022.