Energy-Efficient SON-Based User-Centric Backhaul Scheme

Jaber, M., Imran, M. A. , Tafazolli, R. and Tukmanov, A. (2017) Energy-Efficient SON-Based User-Centric Backhaul Scheme. In: 2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference Workshops (WCNCW '17), San Francisco, CA, USA, 19-22 Mar 2017, ISBN 9781509059089 (doi: 10.1109/WCNCW.2017.7919074)

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Energy efficiency in future networks is a global and paramount requirement driven by the desire to reduce networks’ carbon footprint and energy bills, as well as extend the battery life of devices. Ultra-dense small cell deployment is a key enabler of such networks as it addresses the energy efficiency aspect of its radio section. However, the small cell backhaul mark of energy consumption is one order of magnitude higher than that of macro cells, and as such a new “green” challenge is born. A long-term solution to the many-fold requirements of the future backhaul would be and end-to-end fibre based network or wireless technologies that are still under-development. In the meantime, a hybrid backhaul network is developing to fill in the performance requirement gaps, where different technologies address different aspects. In this work, we offer an energy-efficient approach to the new user-centric backhaul concept in a heterogeneous and hybrid backhaul network. The approach is automated and it successfully mediates between three conflicting optimisation objectives: network, users, and energy key performance indicators.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad
Authors: Jaber, M., Imran, M. A., Tafazolli, R., and Tukmanov, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Published Online:04 May 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 IEEE
First Published:First published in 2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference Workshops (WCNCW '17)
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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