Huawei’s Green 5G Power solution won the Global Industry Award for Sustainable Impact at this year’s ITU Telecom World Awards Ceremony in Budapest. In acknowledgment of the telecom company’s consistent efforts in enabling green, digital economies through innovative ICT solutions, Huawei was praised for its outstanding contributions to energy conservation and emission reduction of mobile networks.
Huawei’s Green 5G Power solution won the Global Industry Award for Sustainable Impact
Energy efficiency is quickly becoming one of the biggest concerns for the telecom industry. In 2018 alone, the 10 leading mobile network operators spent over US$ 14 billion on electricity and, as the era of 5G looms, mobile networks are only going to require higher energy efficiency in order to deliver on the promise of higher capacities and faster connections.
The ITU’s Sustainable Impact award is aimed at highlighting this issue and encouraging enterprises to take action on climate change as one of the most urgent and important of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
This latest recognition of Huawei’s efforts to tackle climate issue reflects the company’s innovations in green and low-carbon communications and highlights its work to increase the data transfer efficiency and reduce energy consumption through the introduction of new technologies to energy systems.
The ultra-lean 5G site solution features a high-level of integration, removing the need equipment rooms and air conditioning for site deployment. One watt of electric power can be used to sustain the transfer of more than 5,000 GB of data – 10 to 20 times more efficient than 4G. Meanwhile, Huawei’s Green 5G Power integrates AI and IoT into the power system and increase the overall energy efficiency of 5G networks by 20%, so that a 5G site power consumption can be at the same level with a 4G site.
Sticking to the core principles of simple, intelligent, and green, Huawei Green 5G Power solution focuses more on the performance improvement of the entire site and network, instead of a single power supply component. By deeply modular design of traditional solutions, it helps simplify network evolution. By the application of renewable energy, intelligent scheduling technology, it greatly improves full-link energy efficiency, simplifies evolution and maximizes the efficiency of each connection. By synergies of power systems with main equipment, and PowerStar, the AI-based network-level energy conservation solution, Green 5G Power solution maximizes the utilization of site resources and helps 5G network deployment to be faster, more saving, and simpler.
To date, Green 5G Power has been commercially adopted in many countries, including Italy, South Korea, and Qatar. In Huawei’s 2025 Global Industry Vision, the company pledged to slash the per-connection carbon emission by 80% on average by 2025. If achieved, this would make ICT one of the world’s most efficient industries in regards to energy use, with the amount of energy being conserved actually higher than the energy it consumes.
Hao Yingtao, President of Huawei’s Wireless Site Domain, said: “5G will see a deep coordination between telecom energy systems and wireless systems, making mobile telecom networks more simplified, intelligent, and efficient. Huawei is committed to enabling mobile network operators to build ultra-fast 5G networks and seek green 5G development. Huawei will continue to make innovations to empower the mobile telecom industry to fulfill the sustainable development goals of United Nations.”