Huawei to deploy Bangladesh's first solar-powered base transceiver station (BTS)

Huawei, a provider of next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, says it has been selected by Grameenphone (GP), a subsidiary of Telenor, to deploy Bangladesh's first solar-powered base transceiver stations.

Huawei will install its fourth-generation base stations, using a solar and diesel generator hybrid power solution to provide mobile connectivity in rural areas. The base stations will primarily be powered by harnessing solar energy without having to be linked to an electricity grid. The diesel generator will be used as a backup.

The new system will improve GP's network performance by preventing service interruption, a previously persistent challenge in Bangladesh due to power instability. It will also lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, and reduce the cost of refuelling and site visits, thereby lowering GP's total cost of ownership. These savings will offset GP's capital investment in just two-to-three years.

Huawei has developed a series of end-to-end green solutions for wireless broadband networks, using a combination of solar energy, wind power and diesel fuel. These innovative solutions aim to assist operators optimise energy efficiency, maximise their return on investment, fulfill their social responsibilities, significantly reduce the TCO in the product life cycle and enhance market competitiveness.

To date, Huawei's green solutions have been adopted by leading telecom operators around the world, including Vodafone, Warid, and China Mobile.

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