Two level cooperation for energy efficiency in multi-RAN cellular network environment

Md Farhad Hossain, Kumudu S. Munasinghe, Abbas Jamalipour

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Abstract

In this paper, by exploiting the availability of multiple cellular radio access networks (RANs), we propose a novel two-level cooperative access network framework for superior energy efficiency. Geographically co-located RANs mutually cooperate each other through the combined use of base transceiver station (BTS) level intranetwork cooperation and RAN level internetwork cooperation. By jointly applying the two types of cooperation, BTSs within individual RAN as well as BTSs of several RANs communicate and intelligently cooperate for dynamically minimizing the number of active BTSs and thus reduce energy utilization at the access network level. Extensive simulations are carried out for exploring the degree of energy savings and sleeping patterns of BTSs of each cooperating RANs as well as that of the combined network. Simulation results show that through the proposed joint cooperation, each cooperating RAN gains substantial economical benefits by significantly reducing its energy expenditure. Furthermore, comparison with the cases of intranetwork and internetwork cooperation acting alone reveals that by participating in the joint cooperation, each RAN can achieve much higher energy savings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2012
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages2493-2497
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467304375
ISBN (Print)9781467304368
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2012 - Paris, France
Duration: 1 Apr 20124 Apr 2012

Conference

Conference2012 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2012
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period1/04/124/04/12

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    Hossain, M. F., Munasinghe, K. S., & Jamalipour, A. (2012). Two level cooperation for energy efficiency in multi-RAN cellular network environment. In 2012 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2012 (pp. 2493-2497). [6214217] IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/WCNC.2012.6214217