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This paper focuses on energy efficiency aspects and related benefits of RAN-as-a-Service (RANaaS) implementation (using commodity hardware) as architectural evolution of LTE-Advanced networks toward 5G infrastructure. RANaaS is a novel concept introduced recently, which enables the partial centralization of Radio Access Network (RAN) functionalities(More)
The ever-increasing traffic demand is pushing network operators to find new cost-efficient solutions towards the deployment of future 5G mobile networks. The network sharing paradigm was explored in the past and partially deployed. Nowadays, advanced mobile network multi-tenancy approaches are increasingly gaining momentum paving the way towards further(More)