5GrEEn: Towards Green 5G Mobile Networks
2013 (English)In: The 9th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob 2013), IEEE conference proceedings, 2013, 212-216 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In 2020, mobile access networks will experience significant challenges as compared to the situation of today. Traffic volumes are expected to increase 1000 times, and the number of connected devices will be 10-100 times higher than today in a networked society with unconstrained access to information and sharing of data available anywhere and anytime to anyone and anything. One of the big challenges is to provide this 1000-fold capacity increase to billions of devices in an affordable and sustainable way. Low energy consumption is the key to achieve this. This paper takes as starting point the situation of today, and tries to pinpoint important focus areas and potential solutions when designing an energy efficient 5G mobile network architecture. These include system architecture, where a logical separation of data and control planes is seen as a promising solution; network deployment, where (heterogeneous) ultra dense layouts will have a positive effect; radio transmission, where the introduction of massive antenna configurations is identified as an important enabler; and, finally, backhauling solutions that need to be more energy efficient than today.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE conference proceedings, 2013. 212-216 p.
, International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, ISSN 2161-9646
5G, green, energy efficiency, mobile network, radio access, system architecture
Communication Systems Telecommunications
Research subject SRA - ICT
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-131942DOI: 10.1109/WiMOB.2013.6673363ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84891685877OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-131942DiVA: diva2:657608
The 9th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob 2013), International Workshop on the Green Optimized Wireless Networks (GROWN 2013), Lyon, France 7th October 2013
ProjectsTowards Green 5G Mobile Networks (5GrEEn)
QC 201310282013-10-212013-10-212014-05-05Bibliographically approved