R&D and massive deployment of China Mobile Green Wireless Network

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China Mobile
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Information about the project
R&D and massive deployment of China Mobile Green Wireless Network
In recent years, energy consumption in China has continuously increasing. In 2016, the total energy consumption in China accounts for more than 20% of the global energy consumption. According to statistics, the overall energy consumption of the ICT industry accounts for more than 2.3% of the total social energy consumption. In order to meet the growing demand of wireless broadband, the total number of base stations constructed by China Mobile has increased to nearly 3 million from 920 thousand in the past 6 years. Only by reducing the energy consumption of the wireless network can we effectively solve the high energy consumption problem caused by the conventional ultra-high-speed network construction. Facing the complexity of wireless network, our project team set up the energy saving research framework of energy consumption modeling and measurement from device level to equipment level and to network level. In the meantime, systematized research has been carried out on the main technologies of energy saving in wireless networks. The results of the project have been implemented into 2/3/ 4G and W-LAN network. Through the wide application of integrated technologies such as software/hardware and network deployment, the 2/3/ 4G network saved more than 1.2 billion degrees electricity annually at the end of 2016, which effectively reduces the energy consumption. China Mobile also actively participates in the international standard setting and contributes to the international standardization organization such as 3GPP by sharing valuable technical experience, that forms international standards to drive the green development of the global industry.
National implementation: China
Ongoing from 01/01/2011 to 29/12/2017
HUAWEI Technologies Co., Ltd. Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment Corporation Ericsson (China) Communication Company Ltd. Nokia Networks

WSIS information
      * E-environment
  • Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Project