Power-efficiency in social-aware D2D communications

Marko Höyhtyä, Aarne Mämmelä, Ulrico Celentano, Juha Röning

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In this paper, we analyze the power consumption of a heterogeneous cellular network employing device-to-device (D2D) communication principles. An important part of the power consumption in the described network is caused by several active air interfaces. We use the recent models of 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) and WiFi interfaces in analyzing the power consumption in different social-aware scenarios. In addition, we propose and use a new model for the 802.11n WiFi. We show that in many scenarios, relaying over the WiFi interface instead of using LTE is a preferred communication method, especially if the data rate requirement is not high.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Wireless 2016; 22th European Wireless Conference; Proceedings of
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event22nd European Wireless conference: 5G: Applications, Businesses and Technologies, EW 2016 - Oulu, Finland
Duration: 18 May 201620 May 2016


Conference22nd European Wireless conference
Abbreviated titleEW 2016
OtherThe European Wireless (EW) conference is a key venue for European researchers to get in touch with the latest trends in wireless communications and networking.


  • heterogeneous networks
  • energy efficiency

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