Towards green wireless access networks

Tao Chen, Honggang Zhang, Zhifeng Zhao

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Abstract

As wireless communications experience exponential growth, energy consumption has became a crucial problem in the wireless industry. Energy efficiency of wireless systems has to be significantly improved in order to guarantee the sustainable growth of the wireless industry. Plenty of efforts have been carried on to achieve so called green wireless world. In this paper, focusing on energy saving in wireless access networks, we provide an overview on energy saving studies currently conducted in 3GPP LTE standard body. The aim of the paper is to gain a better understanding on energy consumption problems in wireless access networks and identify key research problems in this field. Currently most of research focus on base station energy saving with efforts to reduce energy consumed by power amplifiers. Less attention are spent on the network level. We believe a holistic network level solution based on novel architecture and methods, such as relay, user cooperation, as well as cognitive approaches, will be prosing enablers towards green wireless access networks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publication5th International ICST Conference on Communications and Networking in China, CHINACOM 2010
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9845-8933-3
ISBN (Print)973-963-9799-97-4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event5th International ICST Conference on Communications and Networking in China, CHINACOM 2010 - Beijing, China
Duration: 25 Aug 201027 Aug 2010

Conference

Conference5th International ICST Conference on Communications and Networking in China, CHINACOM 2010
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period25/08/1027/08/10

Keywords

  • energy efficiency
  • LTE
  • 3GPP
  • wireless communications
  • network energy saving

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    Chen, T., Zhang, H., & Zhao, Z. (2010). Towards green wireless access networks. In Proceedings: 5th International ICST Conference on Communications and Networking in China, CHINACOM 2010 IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/5684737