Wireless Personal Communications

, Volume 77, Issue 2, pp 1249–1269 | Cite as

Classification, Recent Advances and Research Challenges in Energy Efficient Cellular Networks

  • Mohammed H. Alsharif
  • Rosdiadee Nordin
  • Mahamod Ismail
Article

Abstract

There is a growing interest in improving the energy efficiency of communication networks to reduce operational expenditures, to maintain profitability and to make cellular networks greener. The revolution of green cellular networks has received significant attention from researchers, vendors, cellular service providers and governments, all of whom play important roles in the success of green networking technology. This paper aims to present a comprehensive overview on current green techniques for wireless networks, highlighting the energy savings that can be achieved by each technique, as well as the challenges faced by these techniques. Additionally, we present a summary of the essential research projects that have recently emerged for green mobile networks and display them as open research issues, thus providing researchers interested in pursuing this vision with the latest update.

Keywords

Cellular base stations cooperation Energy efficiency  Green networking Wireless communications 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammed H. Alsharif
    • 1
  • Rosdiadee Nordin
    • 1
  • Mahamod Ismail
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical, Electronics and Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentUniversiti Kebangsaan MalaysiaBangiMalaysia

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