We strive to provide highly efficient and energy-saving green products and solutions that help customers slash their operating expenses and carbon emissions. To make this happen, we have embedded green requirements into our end-to-end product lifecycle, from development and manufacturing to delivery and O&M. All our offerings meet or exceed applicable laws, regulations, standards, and customer requirements, allowing our customers to enhance their environmental performance. Through continuous technological innovation, we offer energy-efficient solutions for networks, sites, and equipment that enable customers to operate at lower costs and with higher energy efficiency.
Green Certification for Mobile Phones
We are conscious of the environment when we design our consumer products, and we implement rigorous controls throughout product lifecycles, from selection of raw materials, manufacturing, packaging, transportation, and usage to scrapping, disposal, and recycling. Our goal is to minimize the impact of our products on the environment.
In 2016, Huawei smartphones, including the P9 series, Mate 9 series, and Honor 8, received the highest level (Platinum) of UL110 certification.
L110 Platinum Certification for Huawei Mate 9
In 2016, we implemented the following initiatives regarding energy conservation and emissions reduction of our products and solutions:
- We saw high energy efficiency as a key element of our design and development activities, and part of our effort to continue to improve our product and solution capabilities. Through low-power chips, efficient cooling of power supply, improved software design, and dynamic energy management technologies, we increased the energy efficiency of core routers and wireless base stations by 18% and 20% compared with 2015.
Switch Products Awarded TÜV Rheinland Green Mark Certificate
At HUAWEI CONNECT in August 2016, TÜV Rheinland granted Green Mark certificates to two models of the Huawei S5320 series switches. Equipped with the Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) technology, the switches can start working immediately after being powered up. When there is no traffic passing through the switch port, the port's PHY chip shuts down automatically, which can save power consumption of the entire device by 30%. The entire switch also supports sleep mode power saving. When there's no traffic passing through the switch, the switch chip can be set to sleep mode. In doing so, the switch saves power consumption by more than 63%.
Huawei switch products awarded Green Mark Certificate
Contributing to Low-carbon Networks with Our Highly Energy-efficient Cluster Router
In September 2016, Huawei released the NE5000E 1T cluster router at the annual IP Technology Gala. The cluster router, with a capacity of up to 128 Tbit/s, supports flexible 1 Tbit/s line card and high-density 100GE/10GE ports. With capacity doubled, the router will be able to meet traffic demand for the next 5 to 10 years.
Enabled by innovative energy-saving technologies such as the cutting-edge chip design, and dynamic frequency modulation, our NE5000E cluster router is energy efficient. It consumes as little as 0.9 Wh of electricity per gigabyte of data per second, 40% more efficient than the industry average. The router supports SDN-based traffic optimization, which allows balanced optimization of network-wide bandwidth utilization and flexible adjustment of traffic at the data center egress. These features maximize the usage of network resources. As the router is compatible with legacy 400G and 100G line cards, it has a longer lifespan, thus helping protect our customers' investment.
Huawei releases the NE5000E 1T 2+8 cluster router at the annual IP Technology Gala
- We researched innovative energy-saving technologies to support future network evolutions: In active collaboration with universities and research institutes from home and abroad, we made ground-breaking progress in multiple 5G areas such as Massive MIMO, network architecture, air interface, and all-digital radio frequency technology. These technologies lower end-to-end network costs while boosting spectrum utilization and energy efficiency. In other domains, we worked closely with customers to enhance their energy efficiency and contribute to their goals of achieving energy savings and CO2 emissions reduction.
- We provided services to enhance the energy performance of customers' existing networks. Network modernization is an efficient, cost-effective approach which carriers can adopt to cope with rapid business development. Energy conservation is one of the key factors needed to push network modernization. We help customers redesign networks according to actual conditions such as traffic distribution, networking characteristics, and the power consumption of equipment and infrastructure. Our energy conservation solutions and configuration policies are highly feasible and ensure the networks' quality of service. In 2016, we applied multiple technologies to reduce the energy usage of our base stations, such as Symbol Power Saving, RF Channel Intelligent Shutdown, and Carrier Intelligent Shutdown. These technologies, now widely used in carrier networks, reduce the energy usage of remote radio units by more than 20% during non-peak hours.
New-Generation Kirin 960 Chip Achieves Improvement in Performance and Energy Efficiency
The Huawei Mate 9 Pro is equipped with a new-generation Kirin 960 System-On-a-Chip (SOC), featuring pioneering Cortex A73 CPU and Mali G71MP8 GPU. Compared with its predecessor, the Kirin 960, with a multicore CPU, is 18% more efficient and consumes 15% less energy. GPU image processing has also been greatly improved, with a 20% increase in energy efficiency.
- Through open collaboration, we drove the research and development of energy conservation and carbon reduction standards for the ICT industry. In 2016, we were an active member of and major contributor to energy conservation and carbon reduction standards teams of ITU, ETSI, 3GPP and CCSA, and we submitted multiple proposals. These proposals involved base stations, radio access networks, routers, servers, NFV, and circular economy in the ICT sector. We thus helped boost the standards' accuracy and feasibility.
Huawei's SEE Became International Standard After ITU Approval
In 2016, Huawei's Site Energy Efficiency (SEE) proposal was approved by ITU as an official international standard. The SEE indicator can be further divided into telecom equipment efficiency (TEE) and infrastructure energy efficiency (IEE). The division of energy efficiency indicators can help analyze and solve energy efficiency issues through understanding and comparing the indicators of different sub-networks and sites. Therefore, SEE is better suited to telecom and tower operators' construction and O&M organizations, and can facilitate quantitative management of energy savings and emissions reduction efforts.
Paolo Gemma, President of the ITU-SG5 WP3, introducing Huawei's SEE standard