Orange and Huawei continue partnership in energy efficiency

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Orange and Huawei have signed an agreement to continue their partnership to invent and build high efficiency telecoms networks by 2020

Orange and Huawei have signed an agreement to continue their partnership to invent and build high efficiency telecoms networks by 2020.

The partnership will accelerate the implementation of high energy-efficient services in Orange’s infrastructures to achieve its aim of reducing CO2 emissions per customer usage by 50% by 2020.

Orange and Huawei will focus on the development and testing of energy efficient solutions in the field, including the design of a new network architecture enabled by fibre optics, the use of components and signal processing algorithms to improve mobile network power amplifiers as well as the virtualisation of network functions. 

"This innovative approach in research and development of ecosystems will assist society in energy and environmental transition," said Mari-Noelle Jego-Laveissiere, senior executive vice president of the Orange group's innovation, marketing and technologies division.  

The companies have been working together on improving energy efficiency since 2013. Their collaboration has enabled the design of customer connector cards that reduce energy consumption by 50% for ADSL access and 70% for fibre optic access. Orange is presently assessing the cards for future deployment on their fixed networks. GTB