Nokia to achieve 50% cut in 5G base station power consumption

Nokia announced that its AirScale 5G mMIMO Base Station will achieve an average power consumption reduction of 50 percent by 2023.
Nokia AirScale small cellEspoo, Finland–based Nokia said it will improve software functionalities and new mMIMO product variants based on its latest SoCs.

Nokia said the company achieved double-digit percentage points reduction in power consumption for Nokia’s 5G mMIMO BTS site in recent customer field tests on a live commercial network as compared with its nearest competitor.

Nokia is working to improve its AirScale 5G mMIMO BTS portfolio with a target of reducing the average power consumption of 5G mMIMO Base Station by approximately 50 percent. This will be enabled by its System on Chip (SoCs) chipsets and 5G advanced sleep mode features which will help to optimize the base station energy usage.

Nokia is committed to having one of the industry’s most energy-efficient product portfolios. It recently announced new Science Based Targets (SBTs) which fulfill its commitment to recalibrate in line with a 1.5°C global warming scenario, says Ari Kynaslahti, head of Technology and Strategy at Nokia Mobile Networks.