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Huawei's PowerStar Wins the GSMA GLOMO "Best Mobile Innovation for Climate " Award

Feb 25, 2020

[London, UK, February 25, 2020] Huawei's three-level energy conservation solution PowerStar wins the GSMA GLOMO "Best Mobile Innovation for Climate Action" award. This award shows that the telecommunications industry has highly acknowledged Huawei's efforts of combating global climate change.

Climate Action is one of the 17 sustainable development goals put forward by the United Nations (UN) in 2015, calling for actions of all countries to take appropriate measures in protecting the Earth while still pursuing economic prosperity. The telecommunications industry was one of the first industrial organizations to respond to this initiative.

Mobile broadband (MBB) continue to develop rapidly in recent years. Network complexity grows as a result of new radio access technologies (RATs) and bands introduced to mobile networks to improve performance. This also increases the challenges associated with mobile network saving energy.

Huawei launched its PowerStar solution to address the challenges. This solution aims to help operators meet their energy saving goals without compromising network performance and user experience. Its three-level energy saving scheme enables the first-class energy saving performance. On the basis that there will be 6.5 million 5G sites by 2025, theoretically, Huawei's solution will decrease 43 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. In total, this amounts to 55 billion kilowatts of electricity saved, or 380 million newly planted trees.

Utilizing AI and other innovative technologies, Huawei's PowerStar solution achieves end-to-end (E2E) comprehensive energy saving for 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G networks at the equipment, site, and network levels. Thanks to AI-powered platforms while referring to expert experience, it supports a full series of energy saving features and enables energy saving parameters to be accurately configured. This ensures the maximized energy saving simultaneously maintaining stale KPIs for operators.

With the E2E PowerStar solution, energy saving strategies and real-time monitoring and optimization can be automatically implemented through using automated tools. This ensures that the energy saving features can be efficiently deployed at the network level. In addition, AI-powered platforms support accurate co-coverage identification. This enables coordinated energy saving among networks of different RATs operating on multiple bands, maximizing the energy saving performance. Based on the real-time monitoring of energy-saving performance and impact on network KPIs, energy saving parameter configurations are iteratively optimized. As a result, user experience will be not affected due to energy saving.

"Addressing climate change is one of the UN's most important sustainable development goals (SDGs). The telecom industry must make concerted efforts to reduce energy consumption of mobile networks to honor the promises of SDG goals," said Ma Hongbo, President of Huawei's SingleRAN Product Line. "Huawei's PowerStar solution has been deployed at more than 100,000 sites on more than 20 commercial networks in China, South Africa, Ukraine, and many other countries. It allows operators to achieve coordinated network-wide energy saving across network RATs, equipment, and sites through AI-powered platforms. Huawei will continue to further innovate on energy saving and help operators run their networks with the maximal energy-saving effect."

The annual GLOMO Awards were set up to recognize pioneering feats of mobile technology. Prizes are handed out in a variety of different categories, including Mobile Technology, Connected Consumer, Industry X, and Tech4Good. More than 250 independent judges from across the world are involved in the award process. The panels comprise leading industry experts, analysts, journalists, academics and in some cases representatives from mobile operators.