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Huawei’s Innovative TubeStar Solution Wins GSMA ‘Green Mobile’ Award

Feb 28, 2018

Award shows how Huawei Promotes Green Development and Energy Consumption

[Barcelona, Spain, February 28, 2018] GSMA have announced that Huawei's TubeStar solution has won the ‘Green Mobile’ award during Mobile World Congress 2018 (MWC 2018). This award honors innovative development in communications infrastructure and recognizes progress in reducing emissions, boosting energy efficiency, and lowering operation and maintenance (O&M) costs. It also celebrates outstanding contributions to the ICT industry's sustainable long-term development.

Huawei’s Innovative TubeStar Solution Won the GSMA ‘Green Mobile’ Award.

The advancement of mobile communications has changed society and people's way of life. Site addition is critical to further network development and optimization. However, site and other social resources are becoming increasingly scarce and mobile communications infrastructure is consuming an enormous amount of energy. Easing the pressure on site resource acquisition and achieving environment-friendly development are emerging as two critical demands.

Huawei's TubeStar solution features end-to-end (E2E) system-level site design. The BBU, RRU, power supply module, battery, and transmission equipment are all integrated into the tube. Such innovative design eliminates the needs for equipment rooms and cabinets. The TubeStar solution not only satisfies current network requirements but also allows for future evolution. A single site supports five to seven bands for multiple RATs (GSM/UMTS/LTE).

The solution also reduces the footprint of a traditional macro site by over 96% (from approximately 50 m2 to less than 2 m2) and boosts site deployment efficiency by 70%. In terms of energy consumption, the solution features a 98% high-efficiency power supply module, a site-level power-saving system, and air-conditioner-free design. The energy efficiency is 30% higher than that of traditional sites. The rapid deployment also lowers labor and engineering cost requirements on social resources, while the carbon footprint per site drops significantly.

Large-scale TubeStar deployments have been seen around the globe.

GSMA remarked , “This solution shows new thinking that eliminates the need for equipment rooms or air conditioners. It provides a reduced carbon footprint macro site showing how telcos are contributing to a green and sustainable world.”

Huawei has been playing an active role in reducing the ICT industry's energy consumption and carbon emissions and will be dedicated to forging a set of energy efficiency standards for future sites and continuously releasing innovative, green ICT site solutions. The aim is to improve the reliability, efficiency, and simplicity of ICT sites and infrastructure.

MWC 2018 runs from February 26 to March 1 in Barcelona, Spain. Huawei is showcasing its products and solutions at booth 1J50 in Fira Gran Via Hall 1, booth 3I30 in Hall 3, and the Innovation City zone in Hall 4. For more information, please visit: