Recently, the BBC published an article calling on people to save network bandwidth when watching online videos and not choose the “HD” mode.
However, at least literally, the BBC made this call not because of the slow network speed of Huawei after the British government blocked Huawei’s 5G network, but because it can “saving energy and reduce emissions”.
As shown in the figure below, in the report entitled “In order to deal with climate change, abandon high-definition and high-tech bar”, the BBC said that a British study found that if people choose the “HD” mode when watching online videos, it will generate eight times more carbon emissions than the “standard definition” mode.
Therefore, the authors of the report suggest that in order to deal with climate change, platform parties and regulators related to online video should introduce new standards to limit the clarity of online video and set online video to “standard definition” mode by default.
In addition, the report also pointed out that if people can change the current habit of changing mobile phones once every two years to one every four years, it will also contribute to energy conservation and emission reduction. Because this will reduce the greenhouse gases eliminated when electronic products are produced.
However, another author of the report also admits that whether watching online videos or producing mobile phones, the greenhouse gases and the impact on climate change are far less than the effect of flying once, but the author believes that it is always good to “accumulating less” in energy conservation and emission reduction.
Finally, it is worth mentioning that a network speed survey of 12 countries and regions, including Europe, the United States and Asia, released by the British Independent in August this year showed that the United Kingdom is the slowest and most unstable 5G network speed, while Saudi Arabia ranks first in network speed and stability.
A large number of public reports on the Internet also show that Huawei’s 5G equipment and technology have been frequently excluded and suppressed in the UK in recent years due to political pressure from the United States. Saudi Arabia, on the contrary, has been actively cooperating with Huawei in the field of 5G.