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Wednesday, November 25 2020 - 15:29
ZTE and GSMA Intelligence Release White Paper on Green 5G - 5G Energy Efficiencies, Green is the New Black
SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of 
telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile 
Internet, has released a white paper on its 5G Summit & User Congress on Green 
5G, "5G Energy Efficiencies, Green is the New Black", authored by GSMA 
Intelligence, a leader in global telecoms, media and technology (TMT) research 
and part of the broader GSMA. 

The white paper analyzes the background and principles of building and 
improving energy efficiency of communications networks in the 5G era from 
aspects of cost reduction, network performance optimization, energy security, 
and contribution to global carbon emission reduction. It also summarizes the 
feasibility of energy saving and consumption reduction through innovation from 
aspects of radio access network and wider network planning.

According to the white paper, to fundamentally reduce the energy consumption of 
radio access base stations, each part of the 5G network must be treated 
individually. Effective tools include applying more efficient battery 
solutions, lowering energy consumption of equipment, implementing more 
intelligent AI-driven sleep states, and more targeted network deployment 
planning. These measures can achieve end-to-end energy saving and consumption 
reduction of radio access base stations, and build a green communication 
network for the benefit of people.

To help the fight on global climate change goals and reduce mobile network 
operational costs, energy saving has become a major priority and mission of the 
telecommunications industry. While mobile networks bring near ubiquitous 
access, convenience and entertainment to the public, as more people use their 
smartphones for video and other bandwidth hungry services over LTE and 5G, 
power and energy consumption will rise in the absence of interventions. 
Wireless access network consumes the largest proportion of energy among the 
mobile network, and it is regarded as the main factor of energy consumption. As 
per the white paper data traffic is expected to grow three folds on a per user 
basis between now and 2025. The deployment and expansion of LTE and 5G networks 
will inevitably bring greater pressure to network energy consumption.

"Energy is a very large portion of the cost base for the operators, ranging 
from 20% to 40% of Opex across the industry," said Tim Hatt, Head of Research 
at GSMA Intelligence. "Things are moving quickly with energy efficient network 
technologies and a rebalancing of fuel sources towards renewables as more 
telcos set ambitious glidepaths towards carbon neutral and, eventually, net 
zero emissions. Energy and climate efforts are now very much front and centre 
objectives as part of doing business and not mere CSR."  

In recent years, ZTE has submitted over 500 green 5G innovation patent 
applications. By means of the high-performance chipsets developed by ZTE, 
leading structural design and intelligent network operation tools, ZTE has been 
continuously lowering the power consumption of wireless base station equipment. 

Based on energy saving functions and AI-based traffic load prediction, ZTE's 4G 
and 5G network energy saving solution, PowerPilot, is the industry's first to 
introduce AI-powered service-awareness energy saving. By identifying service 
types and their energy efficiency differences, PowerPilot can evaluate service 
requirements in real time and support the service with networks of higher 
energy efficiency to maximize energy efficiency in the entire network.

According to typical network configuration calculations, the energy saved by 
the PowerPilot solution is twice as much as that of the conventional AI-based 
energy saving solutions, and it can save up to 20% of energy in a multi-mode 
network, thereby effectively reducing the operational expenditure. To date, 
ZTE's PowerPilot energy-saving solution has been deployed on more than 600,000 
sites with over 20 networks worldwide, saving operators more than $1 billion in 
electricity expenses. 

"ZTE has always taken energy saving and consumption reduction as its 
responsibility, and has been committed to developing innovative technologies," 
said Jason Tu, ZTE's technical spokesperson and principle scientist of NFV/SDN 
products at ZTE. "By increasing technological efficiency and consumption, ZTE 
has worked with operators to build 5G green networks, to jointly fulfill its 
promise of 'Climate Action' to UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)."

The following are the links to access the white paper "5G Energy Efficiencies, 
Green is the New Black":

For the brief introduction of the white paper "5G Energy Efficiencies, Green is 
the New Black", please click the following link: 

Media Contacts:
Margaret Ma  
ZTE Corporation  
Tel: +86 755 26775189  

SOURCE:  ZTE Corporation