A survey on green mobile networking: From the perspectives of network operators and mobile users

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Efficient usage of energy in wireless networks represents a major concern in academia and industry, mainly because of environmental, financial, and quality-of-experience considerations. Various solutions have been proposed to enable efficient energy usage in wireless networks, and these approaches are referred to as green wireless communications and networking. In this survey, we mainly focus on energy-efficient techniques in base stations and mobile terminals as they constitute the major sources of energy consumption in wireless access networks, from the operator and user perspectives, respectively. Unlike the existing articles and surveys, we aim to present a unified treatment of green solutions and analytical models for both network operators and mobile users. Such a unified treatment will help in the future to develop green solutions that enable an improved and balanced efficient usage of energy by operators and end users.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6949027
Pages (from-to)1535-1556
Number of pages22
JournalIEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015



  • Energy efficiency
  • green communications
  • power consumption modeling
  • resource on-off switching
  • scheduling techniques
  • traffic modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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