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Visitors take pictures of the Huawei stand on the opening day of the MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona on February 28, 2022. – The world’s biggest mobile fair is held from February 28 to March 3, 2022. (Photo by Pau BARRENA / AFP)

Huawei focuses on green development at MWC 2022

While most of China’s tech companies have been making big announcements on new products at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2022 in Barcelona, Huawei has been focusing more on its green development.

In fact, at MWC Barcelona, Huawei met with global operators, industry partners, and thought leaders to discuss more on 5G business success, green technology, connectivity for IT growth as well as their GUIDE business blueprint.

Huawei’s recent GUIDE business blueprint provides industry support to digital network providers, as it lays out the five key capabilities operators will need to develop to achieve business success in the coming decades, including expanding services, innovating efficiently, leveraging resources, competing on value, and contributing to society.

The company has already signed more than 3,000 contracts for industrial 5G applications, where they collaborate with operators and partners from various industries, gaining a wealth of experience in industrial applications. Huawei wants to help operators tap into more new opportunities from industry digitalization by delivering innovative solutions that integrate 5G, premium private lines, intelligent cloud networks, data centers, and cloud.

When it comes to green development, one of the focuses of Huawei is on carbon neutrality. Huawei has already committed to making its products 2.7 times more energy efficient by making breakthroughs in areas like theories, materials, and algorithms. The company’s third-generation Massive MIMO products fully utilize the multi-antenna technology to improve energy efficiency by 30% compared with peer products.

Fang Liangzhou, Vice President of Huawei Digital Power, said in his keynote speech that carbon neutrality has become a global consensus.

“We continuously innovate clean power generation, energy digitalization, electric transportation, green ICT energy infrastructure, and integrated smart energy. By converging energy flows and information flows, Huawei Digital Power is committed to creating a better life, smarter business, more inclusive society, and greener world.”

Green development in APAC

As part of its efforts to create a greener and more sustainable digital world, Huawei will also increase investment in sustainable green solutions, leveraging clean power generation, electric transportation, and smart energy storage, to support the Asia Pacific region’s goals of cutting carbon emissions, promoting renewable energy, and contributing to a circular economy, according to Jay Chen, Vice President of Huawei Asia Pacific.

For example in Sarawak, one of the largest states in Malaysia with around 2.8 million population, Huawei’s intelligent micro-grid solution is supporting sustainable power supply for local villagers. As part of The Rural Electrification Masterplan, this advanced solution contains an energy storage system and supports diesel generator access, which helps to provide 24/7 electricity supply to the village, and even for up to three days when there is insufficient sunlight.

“At Huawei, we are working closely with carriers and partners from around the world to explore solutions that help make life better, businesses smarter, and society more inclusive. We’d also love to share how our ICT technology is helping make the world a greener, more sustainable place. Together, we can light up the future,” said Chen.

Chen added that in August 2021, Huawei Asia Pacific announced that it will invest $100 million in the next three years for the spark program to ensure the continued growth of the Asia-Pacific startup ecosystem.

Over in Europe, Michel Fraisse, Vice President and CTO of Huawei Digital Power in West Europe, said that Huawei’s green energy target network aimed to help carriers build green and low-carbon networks. This includes improving energy efficiency at sites as well as reconstructing the architecture, power supply, cooling, and O&M of the data center. Huawei has managed to build simplified, green, intelligent, and safe next-generation data centers with reduced energy consumption and shortened construction period.

Apart from green development, Huawei also revealed a “new Moore’s Law” for the extended reality industry to guide capability expansion for carriers and industry partners. The tech company also unveiled its latest wireless products and solutions, the third-generation TDD M-MIMO products and FDD ultra-wideband multi-antenna products as well as its newly released IntelligentRAN architecture.