User-Centric Power Saving in Self-Organizing Mobile Networks

Matteo Artuso, Jakob Thrane, Henrik Lehrmann Christiansen

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Traffic growth in mobile networks is posing challenges not only from the point of view of the capacity demands, but also from the power consumption. At the same time, mobile networks are becoming increasingly complex, with heterogeneous tiers of Base Stations (BSs) and different technologies. Autonomous and self-adapting power saving schemes that take into account a large number of network metrics have been proposed to address these aspects. However, the performances of the applications running in the user terminals can be negatively affected by schemes that aim at switching off BSs to reduce the power consumed. In this paper, a power-saving algorithm that switches off BSs is proposed. The algorithm is evaluated taking the point of view of the users in the network, by means of the number of HARQ retransmissions experienced, as this directly affects the communication channel quality perceived by the application layer. To perform this evaluation, a detailed network and protocol model has been developed. Simulation results show gains for the power consumed, while also reducing retransmissions or at most ensuring only a minor increase ($\tilde{5}\%$).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2018 IEEE 88th Vehicular Technology Conference
Number of pages5
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print)9781538663578
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2018 IEEE 88th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2018-Fall - Hilton Chicago, Chicago, United States
Duration: 27 Aug 201830 Aug 2018


Conference2018 IEEE 88th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2018-Fall
LocationHilton Chicago
CountryUnited States
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