Coopetition Based Inter-Operator Traffic Sharing for Energy Efficient Cellular Networks

Dipanjan Adhikary, Nur Sultan Nazar Bayev, Md Farhad Hossain, Kumudu S. Munasinghe, Abbas Jamalipour

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Abstract

As the number of wireless devices keeps increasing with users demanding diverse applications requiring higher data rates, making cellular networks energy efficient has now become extremely crucial. Network infrastructure sharing among mobile network operators (MNOs) is being considered as a viable and efficient option for energy cost reduction. In this article, we propose a novel technique for traffic sharing between two MNOs for improving their energy efficiency (EE). For the proposed BS sharing, we introduce the theory of coopetition for real-time interaction between the two MNOs. Unlike the full-cooperation and full-competition schemes, proposed coopetition mechanism implements both cooperation and competition between the two MNOs. Through this coopetition, users of one MNO is re-associated with the base stations (BSs) of another MNO keeping the provision of switching BSs into sleep mode having no active users. Performance of the proposed scheme is evaluated through extensive simulations exhibiting a substantial gain in EE. Furthermore, EE performance of the proposed scheme is compared with that of full-cooperation, full-competition and no-interaction schemes acting alone.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019, 13th International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, ICSPCS 2019 - Proceedings
EditorsJohn McEachen
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781728121949
ISBN (Print)9781728121956
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2019
Event13th International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, ICSPCS 2019 - Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 16 Dec 201918 Dec 2019

Publication series

Name2019, 13th International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, ICSPCS 2019 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, ICSPCS 2019
CountryAustralia
CityGold Coast
Period16/12/1918/12/19

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