Wireless Personal Communications

, Volume 102, Issue 1, pp 183–200 | Cite as

Performance Evaluation of Sleep Mode on Power Saving in WiMAX IEEE 802.16m and LTE DRX

  • Hala B. Nafea
  • Mustafa M. SallamEmail author
  • Fayez Wanis Zaki


Power saving represents a vital role in mobile communications networks such as IEEE 802.16m and LTE. Modern user equipment (UEs) require high data rates and low power consumption. It is found that arranging sleep mode mechanisms ensures UE battery longer lifetime. In this paper, different sleep mode mechanisms are investigated for both IEEE 802.16m and LTE networks. The analyses are based on Markov and Semi-Markov chains. It is focused on the determination of UE transition state. Web traffic model parameters were considered in MATLAB simulation and a comparison assessment was conducted between WiMAX IEEE 802.16m and LTE DRX. It was found that LTE DRX sleep mode provides more power saving than WiMAX IEEE 802.16m sleep mode. The study is now implemented for 5G networks with encouraging results.


Sleep mode IEEE 802.16m LTE LTE-A DRX Power saving Markov chain Semi-Markov chain Data traffic parameters 



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hala B. Nafea
    • 1
  • Mustafa M. Sallam
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fayez Wanis Zaki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringMansoura UniversityMansouraEgypt

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