Huawei and China Mobile have jointly launched the industry’s first “0 bit, 0 watt” energy-saving solutions for equipment and wireless networks at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai 2023. The upgrades allow equipment to run smartly as they can go dormant and start operating whenever needed. The products are in line with Huawei’s commitment to maximizing network efficiency in a sustainable development way by maximizing energy saving.
“0 bit, 0 watt” solution optimizes the network and maximizes the energy efficiency of multi-band networks by applying an optical strategy for each site at a time.
For the past 5 years, both Huawei and China Mobile ventured together on energy-saving innovations for networks with the aim of achieving zero equipment and network energy consumption with no traffic.
“0 bit, 0 watt” equipment solutions keep energy use low during off-peak hours but still offer optimum service experience. As for the networks, the key is to minimize energy consumption low during the day and meet the diverging performance needs.
Huawei and China Mobile put their “0 bit, 0 watt” solutions to test
- “0 bit, 0 watt” equipment tested successfully
Huawei and China Mobile Zhejiang have tested the “0 bit, 0 watt” equipment in Ningbo with success. The results showed that the solutions allow AAUs to become dormant during peak-off hours saving energy to nearly 5 W and coming back to operation when the service load increase ensuring uninterrupted operation.
- “0 bit, 0 watt” networks saves energy of 17% a day
Likewise, the two firms have deployed the “0 bit, 0 watt” network solution for complex scenarios. By applying “intent-driven” energy-saving on the scenario, service type, and rate target, the solutions aim at reducing energy consumption.
The “0 bit, 0 watt” network solutions apply site-specific energy-saving policies to achieve the balance between service experience and energy savings.
Both Huawei and China Mobile found out that the solution managed to save 17.6% per day energy for 5G networks while the network KPIs stay stable.
“0 bit, 0 watt” solutions are a “milestone”
Speaking at the event, Sun Lei, a senior researcher at the Department of Wireless and Terminal Technology Research, said called “0 bit, 0 watt” innovations a milestone in China Mobile’s efforts to achieve service-based energy usage. He added that the institute will further work with Huawei to continue its efforts and meet both China Mobile’s and the country’s goals for carbon emission reductions.
Likewise, Wei Qiang, General Manager of China Mobile Zhejiang’s Planning Technology Department, said: “We’re committed to improving user experience and increasing energy savings for 5G networks, and have been focusing our innovation efforts on these objectives. Our collaboration with Huawei on the ‘0 bit, 0-watt’ solution has helped us deliver a better network experience and save more energy.”
Solari Yu, President of Huawei’s SingleRAN Product Line, said that “0 bit, 0 watt” is one of Huawei’s key energy-saving initiatives for wireless equipment and networks. He added that Huawei will continue to work with China Mobile to implement the “0 bit, 0 watt” solutions to more wireless products and investigate more energy-saving ideas, in order to help China Mobile and other operators worldwide build green 5G networks.
MWC Shanghai 2023 starts on June 28 and lasts till June 30 in Shanghai, China where Huawei will display its products and innovations at stands E10 and E50 in Hall N1 of the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).
The tech giant is also holding discussions with industry leaders and experts on accelerating 5G adoption and moving to the 5.5G era, and intelligent digital transformation. Huawei says that 5.5G will create new business values in connecting people, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the Internet of Vehicles (IoV), and support industries striding to the more intelligent world.