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Issue No.01 - Jan.-Feb. (2013 vol.17)
pp: 32-39
Giuseppe Piro , Politecnico di Bari
Marco Miozzo , Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya
Giuseppe Forte , Politecnico di Bari
Nicola Baldo , Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya
Luigi Alfredo Grieco , Politecnico di Bari
Gennaro Boggia , Politecnico di Bari
Paolo Dini , Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya
ABSTRACT
Renewable energy could be the key for sustainable next-generation cellular networks. The authors' approach would let mobile operators feed base stations in a heterogeneous network using renewable energy sources. The authors compare their method to a classical grid-powered solution. They evaluate costs and CO₂ emissions savings for different scenarios to demonstrate that properly powering a heterogeneous network with renewable energy can be a sustainable and economically convenient solution.
INDEX TERMS
Renewable energy resources, Next generation networking, Mobile communication, Internet, Base stations, Mobile computing, Power demand, OPEX, HetNets, LTE, LTE-A, renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainability, small cells, CAPEX
CITATION
Giuseppe Piro, Marco Miozzo, Giuseppe Forte, Nicola Baldo, Luigi Alfredo Grieco, Gennaro Boggia, Paolo Dini, "HetNets Powered by Renewable Energy Sources: Sustainable Next-Generation Cellular Networks", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.17, no. 1, pp. 32-39, Jan.-Feb. 2013, doi:10.1109/MIC.2012.124
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