PRESS RELEASE: Recently, Huawei’s green antennas have been successfully deployed in the Middle East. The green antennas enabled network coverage increase by 4.8 dB and site traffic by 16.2% without power consumption increase, helping operators build networks with better performance and energy efficiency as part of their green strategies.

5G mobile networks are rapidly growing in the Middle East, driving higher multi-band and multi-port requirements, which leads to increasing base station energy consumption. This has become a key obstacle for green development of regional networks. The local operators have shared goals of continuously improving their resource utilization, building green networks, and providing optimal network experiences for users.

Traditional base station antennas use a large amount of coaxial cables and PCBs (Printed circuit boards) in the feeding network, which leads to large energy losses. For example, traditional six-band antennas typically contain more than 100 meters of cables inside its structure, which can cause 2 dB signal attenuation, directly degrading network coverage and user experience.

The Huawei green antenna solution uses Huawei’s proprietary SDIF and Meta Lens technologies to achieve a zero-cable architecture and ensure a 15% higher antenna energy efficiency. This boost in antenna efficiency helps operators effectively improve network energy utilization while achieving better coverage and user experience. In addition, an innovative laser welding manufacturing process technology is used to reduce both energy consumption and environmental pollution during antenna production, ensuring antennas support full lifecycle green sustainability.

According to the latest test results in the Middle East, with Huawei green antennas, LTE network coverage increased by about 4.8 dB and site traffic by 16.2%, without additional network energy consumption. The green antennas also reduced the base station energy consumption by about 16.6% without compromising network coverage. Statistics show that green antennas can save 3472 kWh of electricity per site each year, equivalent to reducing carbon emissions by 753 kg. This effectively helps Middle Eastern operators achieve their green network sustainability goals.

At MWC Barcelona 2024, Huawei’s green antenna series won the GSMA Global Mobile (GLOMO) ‘Best Mobile Network Infrastructure’ award. This is a recognition of Huawei’s breakthroughs in boosting efficiency, performance and integration of base station antennas. Huawei will continue to pursue antenna innovation and green development of the industry, provide diversified deployment solutions for continuous evolution of mobile networks, and help global operators achieve environmental sustainability for leading future networks.