Telenor and Huawei demo energy-efficient antennas at MWC 2022

Telenor and Huawei have demonstrated energy-efficient antennas to achieve network energy saving, resulting in a maximum energy saving of 15 percent for base station.
Telenor and Huawei joint press conference during MWC22
The showcase at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2022) in Spain demonstrated the value of energy-efficient antennas for reducing energy consumption across networks, points to a new direction for energy saving in mobile networks and sets an excellent example for global green network construction.

Telenor has set its climate target for 2030, aiming to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in global business operations by 57 percent compared with 2019. Telenor launched the energy-efficient antenna showcase project with DTAC, Telenor’s subsidiary in Thailand. The project uses Huawei’s SDIF-based energy-efficient antennas to reduce the transmit power of base stations, cutting the energy consumption of a site by up to 15 percent.

90 percent of Telenor’s energy consumption normally happens in the radio access network. “We need very innovative and efficient solution from our partners on the RAN for energy saving. Antenna plays a very important role as energy is going through antenna and transmitting to subscribers,” Tanveer Mohammad, SVP, Operate, Technology and Services of Telenor, said in a news statement.

“Antennas are an essential part of mobile networks and will certainly contribute to energy saving. For years, we have invested heavily to improve the energy efficiency of antennas, and this joint innovation with Telenor shows the extent at which energy-efficient antennas can benefit operators,” Eric Zhao, President of Huawei’s Antenna Business Unit, said.