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Sharing renewable energy in a network sharing context

Ajmone Marsan, Marco and Couto da Silva, Ana Paula and Mea, Michela and Renga, Daniela (2018) Sharing renewable energy in a network sharing context. In: The 16th IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2018), 15-18 April 2018, Barcelona, Spain.

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This paper studies the performance gains resulting from the sharing of energy and network resources in the case of co-located base stations of different mobile network operators, powered by photovoltaic panels, and equipped with energy storage. Three configurations are considered for base station cooperation. The first one assumes two non-cooperating base stations, each one exploiting its own power system and serving its own customers, hence with no sharing. The second considers a shared power system, but no cooperation in customer service. The third looks at cooperation in both energy production and service provisioning, since only one base station handles all customers when traffic is low. Using an analytical modeling framework, we compute performance metrics for the three cases, and we show that significant gains are possible in the case of energy and network sharing.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Papers (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cellular networks, Network sharing, Renewable energy, Energy harvesting, Solar energy.
Depositing User: Rebeca De Miguel
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2018 11:03
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2018 11:03

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