Green heterogeneous small-cell networks

Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir, Hina Tabassum, Khalid Qaraqe, Erchin Serpedin, Mohamed Slim Alouini

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The demand for data rates in upcoming wireless standards is increasing exponentially because of data-hungry wireless devices and bandwidth-intensive applications. Moreover, spectral link efficiency is achieving its theoretical limits; therefore, the only solution to enhance the system performance is to improve and densify the base station (BS) deployment in the required areas. This densification, however, presents its own challenges. Adding a BS in the sparsely deployed area does not have much impact on interference and thus cell splitting gains are easy to achieve, whereas adding a BS in the densely deployed urban area generates severe interference per channel and therefore reduces significantly the cell splitting gains. In addition, the site acquisition cost in a capacity-limited dense urban area may also become prohibitively expensive [1].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Networking and Communications
Subtitle of host publicationICT for Sustainability
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781466568754
ISBN (Print)9781466568747
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science(all)

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Shakir, M. Z., Tabassum, H., Qaraqe, K., Serpedin, E., & Alouini, M. S. (2013). Green heterogeneous small-cell networks. In Green Networking and Communications: ICT for Sustainability (pp. 237-260). CRC Press.