Huawei launches “5G Power Solution” for global wireless telcos

Huawei has launched what it says is the industry’s first full-range 5G power solutions for wireless network operators which will address an expected 100% increase in 5G energy consumption when compared to 4G power dissipation.

The 5G Power series of products are designed to deliver an end-to-end, scalable energy solution for both newly built and upgradeable cell sites.

It has been designed utilizing technology including peak shaving, linked voltage boosting and energy slicing to provide a ‘one site one cabinet’ design.

Huawei said its research suggests that more than 70% of cell sites will face challenges such as insufficient power, battery and distribution capacity, and more than 30% of sites need grid modernization to match the power demands of 5G.  Its solution has been designed to help network operators reduce capex and opex while improving energy reliability to meet the high reliability and low latency requirements of future mobile applications.

Huawei launched 5G Power series solutions to ensure that energy evolution is simpler, more reliable and more efficient in the 5G network process.  Huawei believes that site synergy, network synergy, business synergy will be the direction for telecom energy in the future.

From its press release (reference below):

With the design concept of ‘one site, one cabinet’ and ‘one band, one blade power,’ Huawei’s new Power Solution adopts innovative technology of peak shaving, linked voltage boosting and energy slicing, and fully considers the capacity expansion of cooling and battery backup. Facing the capacity expansion requirement in the future, Huawei Power Solution enables carriers to avoid energy modernization and get 5G network overlaid quickly.

“Based on our deep understanding of pain points carriers are facing in the progress of network evolving, Huawei 5G Power Solution achieve end-to-end synergy from wireless network to telecom energy, which will further enable carriers to build networks quickly, reduce site energy consumption, and maximize their investment value,” Huawei president of telecom energy Tao Hongming said.

“As a telecom energy supplier who is able to provide end-to-end ICT solutions, Huawei is willing to work with carriers and industry partners on continuous innovation and exploration, and jointly solve the energy challenges in 5G era,” Tao added.


6 thoughts on “Huawei launches “5G Power Solution” for global wireless telcos

  1. Wonder if Huawei’s 5G Power Solution will be deployed in India’s 5G use case trials, where the company has been invited to participate in 5G trials after the government had previously said it was being excluded from same.

    Huawei India CEO Jay Chen told India’s Economic Times that the company has received an invitation after approaching the government to express an interest in taking part. India’s telecom ministry’s earlier decision to exclude Huawei and ZTE from the list of vendors approached to take part in the trials led to speculation that India could follow Australia and the US in preventing Chinese vendors from participating in their respective nation’s 5G rollouts.

    But after Huawei expressed an interest in participating in the trials, the telecoms ministry announced that it will evaluate the vendor’s proposal and consider including Huawei in the planned 5G field trials.

    According to Huawei’s Chen, Huawei has a collaborative relationship with the Indian government and has already been working with various Indian operators in laying the groundwork for 5G deployments.

    1. Media reports now say that Huawei will conduct 5G tests in two Indian cities, including New Delhi. It will also work with app developers and academic institutions on the development of India-specific 5G services, according to those reports.
      The initial invitation to the vendors was based on the recommendation of a high-level 5G panel set up by India’s government. Heading that panel was Arogyaswami Paulraj, a professor of engineering at Stanford University. Approached by Light Reading, and asked why Huawei was excluded from the 5G project, Paulraj said in an emailed response: “The government of India decides which original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are invited and when so, for trials. I am not in the government and not involved in such matters.”

      India’s government believes 5G could provide a huge boost to the country’s economy. It is especially keen on developing services for agriculture, manufacturing and the social sector. For that reason, authorities are taking steps to ensure India will be in a position to roll out 5G commercially by 2020.

      Globally, both Huawei and ZTE have been barred from participating in the 5G market in Australia. Major US service providers have been warned off using the Chinese vendors ever since they were labeled a security risk in a 2012 government report.!)-gets-5g-invite-from-india/d/d-id/746711?_mc=RSS_LR_EDT

      1. Profitability is a challenge in India but Huawei will continue investments there

        Though business is picking up, driven by its handset and enterprise segments, China’s telecom equipment maker Huawei said profitability is a challenge in the Indian market in the midst of an industry consolidation.

        Jay Chen, chief executive at Huawei India, told ET his company will continue to invest in India where surviving telcos need to expand capacity to cater to surging demand for data. He added that a recent the government notification making local sourcing of 36 telecom products compulsory for all centrally sponsored schemes under the preferential market access (PMA) scheme would impact all equipment makers.

        “Profitability issue is an open issue and is a general challenge in the Indian market. The industry is struggling and it is passing on the pressure,” Chen said. “We understand that this is the time for investment, not for the short-term profit.”

        However, from January to September 2018, the company’s revenue from the telecom business, including wireless, transmission and core networks, grew 20% on year, with the company getting a higher share of business from tier 1 telcos such as Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea to offset losses due to the exits of Telenor India and Tata Teleservices, said Chen.

        “With Tier-1, our market share has improved. So, our carrier business is very stable and has increased. Wireless, transmission, microwave, and core are the areas where we have got business,” Chen said.

  2. Huawei is ready to dispel South Korea’s 5G security concerns???

    Huawei has said it’s ready to dispel any 5G security fears in South Korea as it continues to woo operators around the world.

    South Korean telcos are currently deciding which vendors will supply their 5G equipment. The nation’s largest, SK Telecom, has already ruled-out Huawei in favour of Samsung, Nokia, and Ericsson.

    Unlike the US and Australia, the South Korean government has not banned the use of Huawei equipment. There are rumours, however, that it is considering it which may have influenced SK Telecom’s decision.

    “We have kept up with each government’s demands and requirements,” it said. “If the Korean government requires security verification, we will surely comply with it,” Huawei said in a statement.

    LG Uplus, South Korea’s third largest telco, has announced its intention to use Huawei’s equipment for its 5G network. The operator has a history with Huawei for its previous generation networks – so it could be a matter of loyalty.

  3. Huawei lays out AI roadmap

    Huawei unveiled its AI strategy and AI portfolio at the recent Huawei Connect conference in Shanghai.

    “AI offers new business opportunities, strengthens our products and services to become more competitive and future-oriented, and improves our internal operational management and efficiency,” said Eric Xu, rotating chairman at Huawei.

    10 changes shaping the future

    Huawei has identified 10 changes that will help shape the future of AI. They are faster model training; abundant and affordable computing power; AI deployment in different scenarios and the protection of user privacy; data-efficient, energy-efficient, and explainable algorithms; AI automation especially during processes like data labeling, data collection, and model design; practical applications to meet the needs of real-world execution; real-time and closed-loop system; multi-tech synergy between AI and other technologies; one-stop platform; and talent availability.

    Five areas of AI focus

    To pave the way for these changes, Huawei has unveiled its AI strategy in five areas of focus—AI research investment, full-stack AI portfolio, open ecosystem and talent, existing portfolio enhancement, and operational efficiency in Huawei.

    “Our AI strategy is to invest in basic research and talent development, build a full-stack and all-scenario AI portfolio, and foster an open global ecosystem,” said Xu.

    Huawei’s full-stack AI portfolio includes chips, chip enablement, a training and inference framework, and application enablement. Its portfolio can be deployed in various scenarios including public clouds, private clouds, edge computing in all forms, industrial IoT devices, and consumer devices, according to Huawei.

    On the chip level, Huawei announced the launch of two chips—Ascend 910 and Ascend 310, which are touted to accelerate AI adoption in different industries. Xu touted that Ascend 910 has the world’s greatest computing density in a single chip, which can be applied in large-scale distributed training system. Ascend 310 is an efficient AI chip for low-power computing. The chips will be deployed to offer cloud services to customers next year. Its AI portfolio also includes an AI acceleration card, AI server, and AI appliance.

  4. Follow on to last comment— Huawei’s AI Platform:

    Huawei has released its AI Developer Enablement Program at HUAWEI CONNECT 2018. The program will help Huawei collaborate with developers, partners, universities, and research institutions. Huawei will use the program to build a better development ecosystem that can support AI resources, platforms, courses, and joint solutions. Huawei aims to work with partners to build an affordable, effective, reliable, and inclusive AI ecosystem.

    According to Zheng Yelai, vice president of Huawei and president of Huawei Cloud BU, Huawei’s AI Developer Enablement Program offers a platform for technical communication, talent training, and innovation to developers, tutors, and Huawei partners.

    For Developers, the program covers the following:

    20-hour free introductory training
    Three-week beginner AI training camp
    AI developer contests
    Innovation incubation camp for top talent to help transform R&D success into commercial applications. Huawei will support its partners by:

    Building joint solutions based on Huawei’s AI computing platform and development platform to promote AI application in multiple industries
    Setting up an AI promotion alliance to build a joint innovation lab
    Providing 1000 sets of free development environments, including development modules and boards
    Providing the first 20+ partners with expert resources, supported joint solutions, and extra support for AI product launches and technical implementation
    Sharing market resources with partners, and cooperating closely to further expand the market
    For universities and research institutes, Huawei’s AI talent development plan includes:

    Investing over 140 million USD (including HUAWEI CLOUD AI resources and AI suites) in AI talent education.
    Cooperating with universities and scientific research institutes to develop AI courses, publish text books, and support scientific research and talent training.
    Helping universities and research institutes build AI colleges and institutes, assisting in building AI labs, and participating in AI related programs held by the Ministry of Education.
    Helping universities train AI teachers. Students can take exams to obtain Huawei AI certificates.
    Supporting the participation of universities into Huawei cloud open community, and building a platform for communications between universities, research institutes and Huawei AI experts.
    Offering universities and research institutions the computing power and technology on Huawei’s AI platform, to promote scientific research and exploration in the AI field.
    At present, Huawei has started developing AI talent at eight universities in China, including Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences of Tsinghua University, the University of Science and Technology of China, Zhejiang University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Nanjing University, Southeast University, Xidian University, and the Institute of Acoustics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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