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.
|Title of host publication
|European Wireless 2016
|Subtitle of host publication
|22th European Wireless Conference
|Published - 27 Jun 2016
|MoE publication type
|A4 Article in a conference publication
|22nd European Wireless conference: 5G: Applications, Businesses and Technologies, EW 2016 - Oulu, Finland
Duration: 18 May 2016 → 20 May 2016
|22nd European Wireless conference
|18/05/16 → 20/05/16
|The 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