Green radio techniques for energy-efficient wireless base stations

In “Green radio: radio techniques to enable energy-efficient wireless networks“ the authors from a number of universities in the United Kingdom taking part in the Mobile Virtual Centre of Excellence (VCE) Green Radio project looked at recent analyses done by manufacturers and network operators.

They concluded that current wireless networks are not very energy efficient, particularly the base stations by which terminals access services from the network.

In response to this the VCE Green Radio project was inaugurated and this article discusses the technical background to the project and discusses models of current energy consumption in base station devices. It also describes some of the most promising research directions in reducing the energy consumption of future base stations.

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