Evaluation of energy efficiency of fifth generation mobile systems


JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY AND ELECTRONICS, vol.62, no.10, pp.1130-1135, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


There has been active research worldwide to develop the next generation, i.e., fifth generation, wireless network. Next generation mobile communication networks are broadening their spectrum to higher frequency bands (above 6 GHz) to support a high data rate up to multigigabits per second. This work examines how to substantially improve energy efficiency for next fifth generation mobile communication systems. It is depicted how by limited exchange of information between neighboring base stations it is possible to maintain quality of service, over a range of traffic loads, while enabling inactive base stations to sleep. Performance of distributed energy efficient topology management schemes are compared against the system without topology management. Performance evaluation is examined using both analytical and simulation based models. Extensive numerical results show that the schemes deliver a significant energy reduction in energy consumption in the mobile network systems.