5G Live #3: Green 5G

Start: Wednesday 1 July 2020 3:00 pm

End: Wednesday 1 July 2020 4:00 pm

Venue: Online Webinar

Webinar Summary

Energy efficiency is a prerequisite for sustainable and healthy mobile communications networks, particularly for 5G.

In this webinar, Ray Williamson, Director of Wireless PLM, Europe from Huawei will outline energy-saving solutions for each stage of the network: in the radio product, at the site and across the entire network. Huawei’s R&D innovation produces 5G Active Antenna Units (AAUs) which deliver 50x larger cell capacity without increasing the energy consumption of existing 4G Remote Radio Units (RRUs). Ray will also outline how implementing AI drives savings at the network level. Including:

  • Outline of the drivers for energy-efficient mobile networks
  • Discuss how a range of technologies are reducing energy consumption within the RAN
  • Explain how AI will play a key role in further reductions in energy consumption

Further Information


Paul Schonewald

Programme Marketing Director, GSMA

Paul Schonewald

Paul joined the GSMA in January 2017 and is responsible for the delivery of Marketing activities within the Future Networks programme. A vital programme of the GSMA’s strategic focus, delivering industry scale for IP Communications and 5G while considering Network Economic challenges for the Mobile industry as it transitions to a 5G Era.

Paul has over 20 years’ experience in the Mobile industry within operator and service provider environments across seven different countries, having launched many niche mobile propositions in these markets.

Michele Zarri

Technical Director - Networks, GSMA

Michele Zarri

Michele Zarri is a Technical Director at the GSMA where he works on advanced technologies and 5G. Michele graduated in telecommunications engineering at University of Pisa (Italy) and completed his studies at King’s College of London (UK).

Before joining the GSMA, Michele worked for Deutsche Telekom where he accrued more than 15 years of experience in the standardisation of mobile technologies. Michele served as chairman of working groups both in 3GPP and GSMA.

Ray Williamson

Director, Wireless PLM, Europe, Huawei

Ray Williamson

Ray leads the team responsible for strategy and solution definition for Wireless Networks and how these networks enable new services such as IoT, WTTx and AR/VR.  He has over twenty years of experience in the wireless communications field in Engineering and Business Development roles and has held leadership positions in Product Management.

Ray joined Huawei in 2013 having previously worked at Motorola as Director of Global Product Management and at NSN as Head of Small Cell Business Development in Europe.

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and Smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, Smart devices, and Cloud services – they are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organisation for a fully connected, intelligent world.

Huawei’s End-to-End portfolio of products, solutions and services are both competitive and secure. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, they create lasting value for customers, working to empower people, enrich home life, and inspire innovation in organisations of all shapes and sizes.

At Huawei, innovation focuses on customer needs. They invest heavily in basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward. They have more than 188,000 employees and operate in more than 170 countries and regions. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

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