An eco-inspired energy efficient access network architecture for next generation cellular systems

Md Farhad Hossain, Kumudu S. Munasinghe, Abbas Jamalipour

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Abstract

Improving energy efficiency, reducing carbon footprint and self-sustainability are key concerns in the design and development of future green communication networks. Therefore, in this paper, a novel energy efficient cellular access network architecture based on the principle of ecological proto-cooperation is proposed. Furthermore, for the first time, the wake-up technology is introduced to cellular access networks for implementing the proposed cooperative architecture. According to our proposal, base transceiver stations (BTSs) cooperatively and dynamically make intelligent decisions for switching between different power modes depending on network traffic conditions. Next, an extensive simulation process under different traffic patterns is carried out for identifying network parameters corresponding to optimal energy savings. The analysis of results reveals that the proposed architecture is capable of substantially reducing the energy consumption. In addition, as a secondary result, the proposed architecture offers an additional level of sustainability to the cellular access network infrastructure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2011
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages992-997
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781612842547
ISBN (Print)9781612842554
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2011 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 28 Mar 201131 Mar 2011

Conference

Conference2011 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2011
CountryMexico
CityCancun
Period28/03/1131/03/11

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Hossain, M. F., Munasinghe, K. S., & Jamalipour, A. (2011). An eco-inspired energy efficient access network architecture for next generation cellular systems. In 2011 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2011 (pp. 992-997). [5779271] IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/WCNC.2011.5779271