Energy Efficient Base Station Placement and Operation in Mobile Networks

Konferenz: European Wireless 2013 - 19th European Wireless Conference
16.04.2013 - 18.04.2013 in Guildford, UK

Tagungsband: European Wireless 2013

Seiten: 5Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Komnakos, Dimitris; Rouskas, Angelos; Gotsis, Antonis (Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, Pireaus, GR-18534, Greece)

Optimal planning and management of resources for reducing operational costs of energy consumption and the equivalent environmental footprint in mobile communication networks have gathered increasing interest in the recent research literature. In this paper, we deal with the problem of base station placement and planning in a mobile network and propose a practical algorithm for achieving the above goal of energy consumption minimization. Usage cases of this algorithm are investigated via a simulation campaign, where the results are compared with the optimum solution derived by means of exhaustive search. Our evaluation depicts that the proposed approach exhibits a near-optimum performance under all scenarios of interest examined. Keywords — energy efficiency; network design; wireless networks; green communications