In this paper, energy efficient uplink communications are investigated for battery-constrained mobile terminals (MTs) with service quality requirements and multi-homing capabilities. A heterogeneous wireless medium is considered, where MTs communicate with base stations (BSs) and access points (APs) of different networks with overlapped coverage. Different from the existing works, we develop a quality of service (QoS)-based optimization framework for joint uplink bandwidth and power allocation to maximize energy efficiency for a set of MTs with multi-homing capabilities. The proposed framework is implemented in a decentralized architecture, through coordination among BSs/APs of different networks and MTs, which is a desirable feature when different networks are operated by different service providers. A suboptimal framework is presented with a reduced computational complexity as compared with the optimal framework. Simulation results demonstrate the improved performance of both the optimal and suboptimal frameworks over a state-of-the-art benchmark.
- Energy efficient communications
- green communications
- heterogeneous wireless medium
- multi-homing resource allocation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering