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Title: Green Network Costs of 5G and Beyond, Expectations vs Reality
Authors: Alhumaima, R
Al-Dunainawi, Y
Al-Raweshidy, H
Keywords: Green communications;Networks;models;modelling
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (
Citation: IEEE Access
Abstract: —Generally, it has been taken for granted that green technology provides clean and cheap energy, but often without consideration of the costs. In fact, there are many trade offs concurrent with enabling such technology. Accordingly, this paper evaluates and compares the green energy oriented mobile networkswiththeirtraditionalcounterparts.Itpresentsamathematical model that helps in understanding the different variables which are necessary to advocate the green/renewable method over the traditional form or vice versa. This research shows that the cost efficiency (CE) of green networks can be relatively high, about twice that of the traditional, which is represented by cloud radio access network. Based on experimental data, this research shows that green technology requires more operational control than the traditional form to produce the same amount of power.Withvariantsites,cities,countries,geographicalareasand equipment manufacturing characteristics, the proposed model can predict the futuristic total green network’s trade-offs. By doing so, the service providers, investors or network vendors will be able to decide upon an appropriate balance between both types of networks.
ISSN: 2169-3536
Appears in Collections:Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering Research Papers

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