Green ICT and Infrastructure Solutions Launched at Huawei Win-Win Innovation Week

  • Philip Song launches sustainable infrastructure solutions for better energy efficiency

Shenzhen: At Huawei’s Win-Win Innovation Week, executives Ryan Ding, President of Huawei’s Carrier Business Group, and Dr. Philip Song, Marketing Director of Huawei Carrier BG, discussed the role of an infrastructure Sustainable ICT to help operators systematically build a green network to simultaneously meet traffic growth and support carbon emissions reduction. This took place during the launch of green development solutions, held on the second day of the event, followed by the launch of a new suite of solutions.

Green ICT for new value

During his keynote address entitled “Green ICT for New Value”, Ryan Ding underlined the need for operators to prioritize energy efficiency and called for the establishment of a system of standard indicators industry-wide for energy efficiency. He explained: “With every major advancement in history has come a significant improvement in the energy efficiency of information transmission. The increase in carbon emissions generated by the explosion of data traffic will become a global problem to be tackled in the next five to ten years. Increasing energy efficiency will be the way forward.”

According to third-party research, the data traffic generated by digital services is expected to increase 13 times compared to 2020 by 2030. This means that, if improvements in energy efficiency are not made, the consumption of energy and carbon emissions from the ICT industry will see a 2.3-fold increase. According to the ITU, the ICT industry will need to reduce its carbon emissions by at least 45% by 2030 to meet the Paris Agreement target of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ( UNFCCC).

Ding said, “We are now facing an unprecedented challenge: as more and more industries go digital, the demand for data will rise sharply, which will lead to increased energy consumption. In the meantime, the whole world is striving to combat climate change, and the ICT industry urgently needs to reach peak carbon and carbon neutrality.”

Energy efficiency improvements will benefit operators in three ways. First, user migration, site upgrades, and network power reduction will bring them OPEX savings. Second, improved energy efficiency will support the migration of 2G and 3G users to 4G and 5G services. Third, operators’ efforts to reduce the carbon footprint will have a positive impact on the environment, helping them to better fulfill their social responsibilities.

To help operators achieve these goals, Huawei offered a three-tier solution: green sites, green networks, and green operations. First, Huawei developed solutions to improve the site’s energy efficiency by adopting a highly integrated design, using new materials, and moving main equipment and power supplies outdoors. Second, the company’s simplified network architecture accelerates transmission and supports building simplified, all-optical, intelligent networks. Finally, at the operations level, Huawei offers a solution that generates and distributes optimization policies while making energy efficiency more viewable and manageable.

To date, these green development solutions have been deployed for operators in over 100 countries. In Germany, for example, Huawei’s PowerStar solution has achieved self-optimization of energy efficiency at the minute level, significantly improving energy efficiency. In Spain, Huawei’s Optical Interconnect (OXC) solution was deployed on a customer’s backbone network, increasing energy efficiency by 81% and reducing costs by 29%. In Turkey, Huawei rolled out its green site solution for a customer, where equipment rooms are replaced with cabinets, eliminating the need for equipment rooms and air conditioners. The solution is expected to save 19,000 kWh of electricity per site per year.

Huawei and its operator partners are already working together to increase their “carbon footprint” by empowering carbon-intensive industries to increase energy efficiency using ICT solutions. The reduction in emissions that they allow can represent 10 times their own emissions. Many successes have already been seen in key carbon-intensive industries like ports, coal mining and steel.

At the end of his speech, Ding called for the establishment of a unified industry-wide system of indicators, as this would help establish baselines against which energy efficiency can be measured. measured and would serve as a guide for the green development of the ICT industry as a whole. . Ding concluded his speech by saying, “Huawei is ready to work with operators and create new value with green ICT.”

Launch of green infrastructure solutions

Dr. Philip Song announced the launch of a new suite of green development solutions and delivered a keynote titled “Developing Green ICT Infrastructure with Optimum Energy Efficiency”. He explained how the solution aims to help operators systematically improve network energy efficiency: “As the ICT infrastructure continues to evolve from 5G and F5G to 5.5G and F5.5G, green networks, assessed against the Network Carbon Intensity Index (NCIe), become an essential part of future target networks.The main objective of launching our solution today is to help operators build Systematically green networks that simultaneously address traffic growth and reduced carbon emissions.”

According to Song, technological innovation is needed at three levels to help customers achieve their green development goals:

  • At the site and equipment level, more integrated designs and new materials should be used to move sites entirely outdoors and increase the energy efficiency of equipment and the efficiency of renewable energy use.
  • In cross-site coordination and networking, simplified network architecture and improved transmission efficiency are needed to maximize energy efficiency and make networks all-optical, simplified and intelligent.
  • To achieve green O&M, new O&M and energy saving policies should be more easily developed and implemented, and energy efficiency indicators and baselines should be made more visible, manageable and efficient. optimizable.

At the event, Song launched Huawei’s green development solution with innovations at these three levels, as well as the new NCIe indicator system that supports this three-layer solution of green sites, green networks and green operations. The NCIe energy efficiency indicator system proposed by Huawei has been approved by ITU-T SG5 and is currently undergoing public consultation.

Closing his speech, Song also announced the opening of the Evergreen Land Engagement Room, where Huawei will meet with global operators to discuss green development and ways to build the most energy-efficient ICT infrastructure in depth. He reiterated, “Huawei is committed to working with operators to improve the energy efficiency of ICT infrastructure and create value by using green ICT technologies.”

Full details of Huawei’s new green development solution are provided below:

At the site level, the solution focuses on innovation in three areas:

  • Fully Outdoor Deployment: Using innovative materials, the 12kW blade power module offers the highest capacity in the industry and supports 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G networks in a single site. The leading One Blade One Site solution delivers 97% site energy efficiency (SEE), also the highest in the industry.
  • High degrees of integration: Ultra-wideband RF modules and multi-band antennas are integrated into these simplified sites. The company’s unique Signal Direct Injection (SDIF) feed technology is capable of achieving zero loss with zero cabling inside multiband antennas, increasing the telecommunications energy efficiency (TEE) of the equipment.
  • Efficient use of renewable energy: Solutions such as Huawei’s AI-based PV storage optimization and iPV shading for loss reduction are used to maximize the efficiency of renewable energy use, generating approximately 25% more electricity than traditional solutions.

At the network level, the solution also offers innovations in three areas:

  • All-optical connectivity: By upgrading the entire network from electrical switching to optical switching, the solution improves energy efficiency by approximately 10 times, while replacing copper with fiber further improves energy efficiency about five times.
  • Simplification: The multi-service processing capability of Huawei routers allows the solution to integrate four equipment units into one. With SDH modernization, the solution replaces multiple cabinets per site with one sub-rack per site, significantly reducing the amount of space needed in the equipment room and improving network energy efficiency (NEE). Continued innovation in the Optical Transmission Network (OTN) has also enabled the Super C120+L120 ultra-wideband solution to support fiber capacity of nearly 100 Tbps, meaning one million users can simultaneously watch movies online over a single fiber. the thickness of a hair.
  • Intelligence: The solution supports intelligent dynamic hibernation of routers and automatically adjusts the transfer frequency of network processors according to changes in traffic volume.

At the operations level, the solution focuses on user operations, energy saving policies and energy efficiency indicators:

  • The solution accelerates users’ migration to networks using more energy-efficient RATs, for example, from 2G and 3G to 4G and 5G, significantly reducing power consumption per bit and reducing NCIe value.
  • The solution implements real-time traffic monitoring and analysis and adjusts the frequency of forwarding processors or closes ports based on changes in traffic volume.
  • The solution ensures that the indicators are visible, manageable and optimizable.

Win-Win Huawei Innovation Week is held from July 18 to 21 in Shenzhen, China. Together with global carriers, industry professionals and thought leaders, we are looking at topics such as 5.5G, green development and digital transformation to envision shared success in the digital economy. For more information, please visit: https://carrier.huawei.com/en/events/winwin-innovation-week.

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