Next-Generation Environment-Aware Cellular Networks: Modern Green Techniques and Implementation Challenges

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/621967
Title:
Next-Generation Environment-Aware Cellular Networks: Modern Green Techniques and Implementation Challenges
Authors:
Ghazzai, Hakim; Yaacoub, Elias; Kadri, Abdullah; Yanikomeroglu, Halim; Alouini, Mohamed-Slim ( 0000-0003-4827-1793 )
Abstract:
Over the last decade, mobile communications have been witnessing a noteworthy increase of data traffic demand that is causing an enormous energy consumption in cellular networks. The reduction of their fossil fuel consumption in addition to the huge energy bills paid by mobile operators is considered as the most important challenges for the next-generation cellular networks. Although most of the proposed studies were focusing on individual physical layer power optimizations, there is a growing necessity to meet the green objective of fifth-generation cellular networks while respecting the user's quality of service. This paper investigates four important techniques that could be exploited separately or together in order to enable wireless operators achieve significant economic benefits and environmental savings: 1) the base station sleeping strategy; 2) the optimized energy procurement from the smart grid; 3) the base station energy sharing; and 4) the green networking collaboration between competitive mobile operators. The presented simulation results measure the gain that could be obtained using these techniques compared with that of traditional scenarios. Finally, this paper discusses the issues and challenges related to the implementations of these techniques in real environments. © 2016 IEEE.
KAUST Department:
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Citation:
Ghazzai H, Yaacoub E, Kadri A, Yanikomeroglu H, Alouini M-S (2016) Next-Generation Environment-Aware Cellular Networks: Modern Green Techniques and Implementation Challenges. IEEE Access 4: 5010–5029. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2016.2609459.
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal:
IEEE Access
Issue Date:
16-Sep-2016
DOI:
10.1109/ACCESS.2016.2609459
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2169-3536
Sponsors:
The work was made possible by NPRP grant # 6-001-2-001 from the Qatar National Research Fund (a member of Qatar Foundation). The statements made herein are solely the responsibility of the authors.
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http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7570259/
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dc.contributor.authorGhazzai, Hakimen
dc.contributor.authorYaacoub, Eliasen
dc.contributor.authorKadri, Abdullahen
dc.contributor.authorYanikomeroglu, Halimen
dc.contributor.authorAlouini, Mohamed-Slimen
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-07T13:44:33Z-
dc.date.available2016-12-07T13:44:33Z-
dc.date.issued2016-09-16en
dc.identifier.citationGhazzai H, Yaacoub E, Kadri A, Yanikomeroglu H, Alouini M-S (2016) Next-Generation Environment-Aware Cellular Networks: Modern Green Techniques and Implementation Challenges. IEEE Access 4: 5010–5029. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2016.2609459.en
dc.identifier.issn2169-3536en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/ACCESS.2016.2609459en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621967-
dc.description.abstractOver the last decade, mobile communications have been witnessing a noteworthy increase of data traffic demand that is causing an enormous energy consumption in cellular networks. The reduction of their fossil fuel consumption in addition to the huge energy bills paid by mobile operators is considered as the most important challenges for the next-generation cellular networks. Although most of the proposed studies were focusing on individual physical layer power optimizations, there is a growing necessity to meet the green objective of fifth-generation cellular networks while respecting the user's quality of service. This paper investigates four important techniques that could be exploited separately or together in order to enable wireless operators achieve significant economic benefits and environmental savings: 1) the base station sleeping strategy; 2) the optimized energy procurement from the smart grid; 3) the base station energy sharing; and 4) the green networking collaboration between competitive mobile operators. The presented simulation results measure the gain that could be obtained using these techniques compared with that of traditional scenarios. Finally, this paper discusses the issues and challenges related to the implementations of these techniques in real environments. © 2016 IEEE.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe work was made possible by NPRP grant # 6-001-2-001 from the Qatar National Research Fund (a member of Qatar Foundation). The statements made herein are solely the responsibility of the authors.en
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7570259/en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to IEEE Accessen
dc.subjectBase station sleeping strategyen
dc.subjectenergy procurementen
dc.subjectgreen networkingen
dc.subjectrenewable energy exchangeen
dc.subjectsmart griden
dc.titleNext-Generation Environment-Aware Cellular Networks: Modern Green Techniques and Implementation Challengesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabiaen
dc.identifier.journalIEEE Accessen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionQatar Mobility Innovations Center, Qatar University, Doha, Qataren
dc.contributor.institutionArab Open University, Beirut, Lebanonen
dc.contributor.institutionCarleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canadaen
kaust.authorAlouini, Mohamed-Slimen
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