The explosion of wireless technology is a drain on the energy budgets of telecommunications companies, who have to pay to power cell sites, base stations and towers. This challenge will become worse as the next generation of 5G comes online. 5G uses higher frequencies which have shorter ranges and, thus, require more sites.
Huawei has announced that its Site Energy Efficiency (SEE) proposal has been approved as a standard by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). It now will be known as “ITU-T L.1350: Energy Efficiency Metrics of Base Station Site.”
The purpose of the site is to provide operators with a way to select integrated solutions, evaluate existing approaches’ energy efficiency, create energy efficiency improvement plans and implement conservation and emission reduction measures, the company said.