Energy Efficiency Evaluation of 5G Radio Access Networks Architectures
Energy efficiency is a huge opportunity for both the developed and the developing world. ICT will be the crucial enabler towards realizing this challenge in various ways across the full range of industries. The exponential growth of network traffic and the number of connected devices make energy efficiency an increasingly important concern for future mobile networks.
More specifically, because 5G is being deployed at a time when energy efficiency appears to be a significant matter for network ability to consider and serve societal and environmental issues, it has the potential to play an essential role in assisting industries in achieving sustainability goals.
Many architectures are proposed as candidates for 5G and beyond radio access networks(RAN). The Candidate task is to model, evaluate and compare the energy efficiency of different RAN architectures.