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etisalat by e& deploys region’s first net-zero 5G Massive Mimo site

DUBAI, December 7, 2023

Leading UAE telecom company etisalat by e& has announced a strategic alliance with Huawei to unveil the first net zero 5G Massive Mimo (multiple-input multiple-output) site deployment in the Mena region. 
 
Mimo is a wireless technology that uses multiple transmitters and receivers to transfer more data at the same time. In LTE, it enables more reliable transmission of data.
 
Powered entirely by renewable energy, this 5G site represents the convergence of sustainability and cutting-edge wireless technology. 
 
This ground-breaking deployment will be showcased at the COP28, underlining etisalat by e&’s commitment to environmental responsibility and technological excellence.
 
Massive Mimo technology, the cornerstone of 5G, improves capacity, coverage and user experience. The collaboration ushers in a new era of green network infrastructure, with the region's most energy-efficient 100% off-grid 5G site to date, powered by an innovative AI-based energy management system, expected to reduce CO2 emissions by around 26 tonnes per year.
 
Khalid Murshed, Chief Technology and Information Officer at etisalat by e&, said: "Our partnership with Huawei to launch the region's first 5G Massive Mimo net-zero site is a testament to our commitment to sustainable innovation. Launched for the first time at COP28, this initiative demonstrates our ability to marry technology and sustainability, engaging world leaders in a dialogue on climate action."
 
"Our vision is to be at the forefront of sustainable technologies that support the UAE's Net-Zero 2050 strategy. Together with Huawei, we aim to expand our portfolio of zero-carbon sites and set the standard for sustainable telecommunications infrastructure," he stated.
 
The site is a model of green innovation, using solar power and smart energy storage solutions. It uses advanced MetaAAU (64T64R with 384 antenna array), Multi-band RRU and green antennas, improving energy efficiency up to 25 percent, and multi-band RRU reduce the radio weight up to 66 per cent. 
 
Managed by NetEco, an artificial intelligence system, the site's energy consumption is meticulously optimised, with a focus on real-time energy management.
 
The enduring partnership between etisalat by e& and Huawei reflects a shared vision for a sustainable future. By working together, both parties are committed to providing solutions that enhance connectivity while promoting sustainable practices, thus contributing to the global dialogue on environmental protection and technological progress.-TradeArabia News Service



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