ZTE Launches Energy Saving Solutions for LTE Networks
ZTE has announced the launch of their Energy Saving Solution to help operators globally reduce energy consumption in their LTE networks. According to test results, a single site employing this solution can save up to 40% in power consumption. Company plans to increase resources for LTE development and green technologies.
Based on test results, ZTE’s Energy Saving Solution can generate energy savings of as much as 32 percent on a single site. Annual reduction of as much as 5,200KwH can be achieved on a typical 1,500W base station. For a network comprising 1,000 base stations, the annual reduction would amount to 5.2 million Kwh, reducing 4500 tons of carbon dioxide emission. When combined with the deployment of renewable energy sources such as solar energy, wind energy or bio-energy, energy savings of more than 50 per cent of the entire network can be achieved.
The global information and communication technology industry accounts for as much as 2.5 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to research firm Gartner Inc. In a typical wireless telecommunications network, about 90 percent of the energy is consumed by base stations.