Energy management in LTE networks

Kanwal, K., Safdar, G. A., Ur-Rehman, M. and Yang, X. (2017) Energy management in LTE networks. IEEE Access, 5, pp. 4264-4284. (doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2688584)

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Abstract

Wireless cellular networks have seen dramatic growth in number of mobile users. As a result, data requirements, and hence the base-station power consumption has increased significantly. It in turn adds to the operational expenditures and also causes global warming. The base station power consumption in long-term evolution (LTE) has, therefore, become a major challenge for vendors to stay green and profitable in competitive cellular industry. It necessitates novel methods to devise energy efficient communication in LTE. Importance of the topic has attracted huge research interests worldwide. Energy saving (ES) approaches proposed in the literature can be broadly classified in categories of energy efficient resource allocation, load balancing, carrier aggregation, and bandwidth expansion. Each of these methods has its own pros and cons leading to a tradeoff between ES and other performance metrics resulting into open research questions. This paper discusses various ES techniques for the LTE systems and critically analyses their usability through a comprehensive comparative study.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:The work was supported in part by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61671349), in part by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ur Rehman, Dr Masood
Authors: Kanwal, K., Safdar, G. A., Ur-Rehman, M., and Yang, X.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Journal Name:IEEE Access
Publisher:IEEE
ISSN:2169-3536
ISSN (Online):2169-3536
Published Online:28 March 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Access 5:4264-4284
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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