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This paper introduces a joint planning and management optimization approach for cellular networks to limit energy consumption while guaranteeing QoS and minimizing operators Capex and Opex. The modeling framework shows that an effective energy-efficient operation depends on the planning decisions. Conversely, it also shows that planning with energy… (More)
This paper deals with the joint planning and energy management operation of Wireless Mesh Networks. We claim that energy management should be incorporated at the planning stages to produce an effective energy-management operation. For this, we propose a mathematical framework that takes into account the trade-off of capital expenditures versus… (More)
—In this paper we introduce a joint planning and energy management framework for Wireless Mesh Networks. In order to show that power management should be integrated at the planning steps to produce an effective energy-efficient network, we present a mathematical model considering a trade-off between capital and energy-related operational expenses. Results… (More)
We introduce a novel approach that jointly optimizes planning and management for cellular networks, aiming at limiting the energy expenses while guaranteeing QoS and minimizing operators capital expenses. Results from LTE test networks confirm that an effective energy-efficient operation depends on the planning decisions and show that power savings of up to… (More)
—The paper proposes a fundamental modeling and optimization framework for the planning of energy-aware wireless networks. The key idea is that, in order to produce an energy-efficient network operation, energy awareness should be introduced at the planning stages. Cellular as well as mesh wireless examples are considered.