Base Station ON-OFF Switching in 5G Wireless Networks: Approaches and Challenges

@article{Feng2017BaseSO,
  title={Base Station ON-OFF Switching in 5G Wireless Networks: Approaches and Challenges},
  author={Mingjie Feng and Shiwen Mao and Tao Jiang},
  journal={IEEE Wireless Communications},
  year={2017},
  volume={24},
  pages={46-54}
}
To achieve the expected 1000x data rates under the exponential growth of traffic demand, a large number of BSs or APs will be deployed in 5G wireless systems to support high data rate services and to provide seamless coverage. Although such BSs are expected to be small-scale with lower power, the aggregated energy consumption of all BSs would be remarkable, resulting in increased environmental and economic concerns. In existing cellular networks, turning off the underutilized BSs is an… Expand
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