5G will see the number of global telecom sites increase dramatically, and the network power consumption will be doubled.
Recent research conducted by Huawei found that more than 70% of the sites will face the challenge of insufficient capacity of power, battery and distribution, and more than 30% of the sites need grid modernisation, which will definitely bring high CAPEX to carriers. As the power supply of the network, how can the telecom companies achieve efficient and smooth evolution in a 5G era to cut down the CAPEX and shorten the time to market? How do the companies effectively manage the massive sites to reduce OPEX? How do they improve energy reliability to meet high reliability and low latency of network business needs? According to Huawei these are the problems that carriers need to address squarely.
To this end, Huawei said it launched its 5G Power series solutions to ensure that energy evolution is simpler, more reliable and more efficient in the 5G network process. Huawei believes that site synergy, network synergy and business synergy will be the direction for telecom energy in the future. All equipment will be synergic from end-to-end and help carriers improve energy efficiency and reduce OPEX. Huawei says its 5G Power solution provides a scalable energy solution for newly built sites and sites that have undergone modernisations. With the design concept of ‘one site, one cabinet’ and ‘one band, one blade power’, the Huawei Power series is said to adopt innovative technology of peak shaving, linked voltage boosting and energy slicing, and fully considers the capacity expansion of cooling and battery backup. Facing the capacity expansion requirement in the future, the maker says its 5G solution enables carriers to avoid energy modernisation and get 5G network overlaid quickly.
Tao Hongming, president of Huawei telecom energy business, remarked at the launch ceremony, “Based on deep understanding of pain points carriers are facing in the progress of network evolving, Huawei 5G Power Solution achieve end-to-end synergy from wireless network to telecom energy, which will further enable carriers to build networks quickly, reduce site energy consumption, and maximise their investment value. As a telecom energy supplier who is able to provide end-to-end ICT solutions, Huawei is willing to work with carriers and industry partners on continuous innovation and exploration, and jointly solve the energy challenges in 5G era.”