QoS-Aware Tactical Power Control for 5G Networks

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10542)


Small-Cells are deployed in order to enhance the network performance by bringing the network closer to the user. However, as the number of low power nodes grows increasingly, the overall energy consumption of the Small-Cells base stations cannot be ignored. A relevant amount of energy could be saved through several techniques, especially power control mechanisms. In this paper, we are concerned with energy-aware self-organizing networks that guarantee a satisfactory performance. We consider satisfaction equilibria, mainly the efficient satisfaction equilibrium (ESE), to ensure a target quality of service (QoS) and save energy. First, we identify conditions of existence and uniqueness of ESE under a stationary channel assumption. We fully characterize the ESE and prove that, whenever it exists, it is a solution of a linear system. Moreover, we define satisfactory Pareto optimality and show that, at the ESE, no player can increase its QoS without degrading the overall performance. Finally, in order to reach the ESE and the maximum network capacity, we propose a fully distributed scheme based on the Banach-Picard algorithm and show, through simulation results, its qualitative properties.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hajar El Hammouti
    • 1
  • Essaid Sabir
    • 2
  • Hamidou Tembine
    • 3
  1. 1.STRS LabINPTRabatMorocco
  2. 2.NEST Research Group, ENSEMHassan II University CasablancaCasablancaMorocco
  3. 3.Learning and Game Theory LabNew York University Abu DhabiAbu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates

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