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Huawei rotating chairman outlines plans to push environmental drive

Paul Lipscombe
October 13, 2021

Work is already underway at Huawei to lower the power consumption of its products

Huawei rotating chairman Ken Hu kicked off the vendor’s 12th annual Global Mobile Broadband Forum by calling on the industry become greener.

Hu made the comments during Huawei’s annual event which is being held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Citing figures from the World Economic Forum, which tips digital technology to reduce global carbon emissions by 2030 by at least 15 per cent.

And Hu says Huawei is already working hard on lowering the power consumption of its products.

“On one hand we have a great opportunity to help all industries cut emissions and improve power efficiency with digital technology. On the other hand, we have to recognize that our industry has a growing carbon footprint, and we have to take steps to improve that.

“Right now Huawei is using new materials and algorithms to lower the power consumption of our products, and we’re remodelling sites, and optimizing power management in our data centres for greater efficiency.”

5G development

He also called on the ICT industry to work together to drive the next stage of 5G development and the B2B market.

At present there’s currently 176 commercial 5G networks around the world, with more than 500 million subscribers to the next generation connectivity.

Hu added: “In just five years of commercial deployment, 5G has provided a considerable upgrade in mobile experience for consumers, and it’s already starting to empower different industries around the globe.

“Progress was much faster than we expected, especially in terms of the subscriber base, network coverage, and the sheer number of 5G terminals on the market.”

To read more about the Huawei MBB Forum 2021, see the next issue of Mobile News.

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