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Opportunistic load and spectrum management for mobile communications energy efficiency.

DOI: 10.1109/PIMRC.2011.6140046 Conference: IEEE 22nd International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2011, Toronto, ON, Canada, September 11-14, 2011
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ABSTRACT Dynamic load and spectrum usage management techniques can significantly improve the energy efficiency of mobile communications systems. This paper considers: (i) the opportunistic reallocation of traffic loads between bands to allow radio network equipment in the bands that the traffic is originated from to be powered down, and (ii) the opportunistic selection of more appropriate spectrum based on propagation characteristics to minimize necessary transmission power through improving propagation and/or reducing power leaking into co-channel cells in frequency reuse cases. This paper addresses the simulation of video, FTP and HTTP (web browsing) traffic sources for configurations representing LTE and HSDPA telecommunications networks, and shows that the opportunistic reallocation of users between bands to power down radio equipment achieves a significant saving of 50% or more in from-the-socket power. Furthermore, it shows that the opportunistic reallocation of users/links to minimize transmission power through using more appropriate propagation spectrum leads to a further modest reduction in from-the-socket power consumption.

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