Comparison of Spectral and Energy Efficiency Metrics Using Measurements in a LTE-A Network

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    Abstract

    Energy and spectral efficiencies are key metrics to assess the performance of networks and compare different configurations or techniques. There are many ways to define those metrics, and the performance indicators used in their calculation can also be measured in different ways. Using an LTE-A network, we measure different performance indicators and the metrics' outputs are compared. Modifying the transmitted output power, the bandwidth, and the number of base stations, different network configurations are also compared. As expected, the measurements show that increasing the bandwidth increases the throughput more than it increases the energy consumption. Results clearly show that using inappropriate indicators can be misleading. The power indicator should include all energy consumed and the throughput should be dependent on the traffic, taking into account the idle time of the network, if any. There is a need to include more performance indicators into the metrics, especially those related to quality of service.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2018 Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference (TMA)
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-903176-09-6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-7152-8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event2nd Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference, TMA 2018 - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 26 Jun 201829 Jun 2018

    Conference

    Conference2nd Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference, TMA 2018
    Country/TerritoryAustria
    CityVienna
    Period26/06/1829/06/18

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