Energy-efficient multiaccess dissemination networks

Konstantinos Pentikousis

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Previous efforts to improve energy efficiency focused on different network architecture components, aiming in particular at increasing the operational time of battery-powered devices. This paper argues that patching elements of the current Internet architectural paradigm are not sufficient for achieving major savings in the overall network energy consumption. After reviewing the main characteristics of current Internet use, including the proliferation of broadband wireless and mobile networks and the overwhelming role of dissemination traffic, this paper examines their impact on energy consumption and studies alternative WMAN scenarios. Simulation results indicate that adopting a multiaccess information-centric approach, can halve the overall access network energy consumption and deliver the same level of functionality to a larger number of Internet devices. (24 refs.)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC 2009
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-3437-4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC 2009 - Dresden, Germany
Duration: 14 Jun 200918 Jun 2009


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC 2009


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