The Glasgow Climate Pact signed at COP26 in November 2021 marked a big step forward in the drive to keep global warming below 1.5°C. I’m pleased to see that so many organizations have committed to energy transformation and clean energy – it reinforces my conviction that innovations in ICT will play a pivotal role in building a green future.
To comply with the Paris Agreement, ITU’s Recommendation L1470 suggests that the ICT industry reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 45% between 2020 and 2030. Over its 30-year history, Huawei has remained resolutely customer-centric. Many carriers have already set carbon reduction targets, and we are committed to supporting their efforts through product and solution innovation in the areas of reducing emissions and boosting energy efficiency.
The ICT industry will make full use of renewable and low-carbon energy and continue to increase their own energy efficiency. It can also pass on this positive impact – the “carbon handprint” – to boost the green development of other industries, and in turn benefit from the cost savings and revenue opportunities stemming from ICT’s increasing ability to boost energy efficiency.
Our integrated green site, green network, and green operation architecture enables carriers to carry out structural optimization. The green site solution is designed for scenarios such as wireless base stations, data centers, and central office (CO) equipment rooms. It features simplified sites, outdoor and high-density equipment, integrated antennas, self-sufficient renewable energy, intelligent temperature control, and engineering planning. Our green network solution deploys all-optical, simplified, and intelligent technologies that reduce power consumption, with the evolution from SDH to OXC a prime example of significantly improving network energy efficiency. Our green operations solution uses AI to adapt equipment operations to service needs and coordinate network and power equipment management. On the user side, the solution also migrates users to more power-efficient RATs.
To help carriers manage carbon emissions reduction despite rapid increases in data use, Huawei and Informa Tech have proposed the Network Carbon Intensity (NCI) index. The index measures emissions per unit of data service and is a key indicator of green infrastructure development.
Green development requires advances in digital technologies and a concerted effort across the industry value chain. We invite industry leaders to share their green practices to inspire other industry players, and we will continue to work with customers and industry partners to build a greener future that generates more bits with less watts.
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