Print Email Facebook Twitter Assessment of the energy efficiency enhancement of future mobile networks Title Assessment of the energy efficiency enhancement of future mobile networks Author Litjens, R. Toh, Y. Zhang, H. Blume, O. Publication year 2014 Abstract We assess the energy efficiency of mobile networks in 2020, and compare it with a 2010 baseline. A comprehensive assessment approach is taken, considering all relevant scenario aspects such as data traffic growth, hardware evolutions, mobile network deployments and operations including network sharing and the dynamic switching on/off of radio resources. In order to show the best technical capacities of mobile networks in achieving energy efficiency in 2020, while ensuring a fair comparison with the 2010 baseline scenarios, we apply a realistically appropriate approach for network dimensioning, determining suitable site densities that are in line with up- and downlink coverage and performance requirements. The results show an energy efficiency improvement factor of about 793 in 2020 over 2010. Subject Communication & InformationPNS - Performance of Networks & ServicesTS - Technical SciencesInfrastructuresTelecommunicationInformation SocietyEnergy efficiencyMobile telecommunication systemsWireless networksComprehensive assessmentData traffic growthNetwork dimensioningPerformance requirementsEnergy efficiency To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:4ffaa37e-748b-4acd-9dde-61f8bdb25903 DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/wcnc.2014.6952714 TNO identifier 520160 Publisher IEEE, Piscataway, NJ Source IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2014, 6-9 April 2014, Istanbul, Turkey, 2336-2341 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.