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Publication . Conference object . 2021

Experimental Evaluation of Power Consumption in Virtualized Base Stations

Jose A. Ayala-Romero; Ihtisham Khalid; Andres Garcia-Saavedra; Xavier Costa-Perez; George Iosifidis;
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Published: 01 Feb 2021 Journal: ICC 2021 - IEEE International Conference on Communications, Proceedings (issn: 1550-3607, Copyright policy )
Country: Netherlands

Network virtualization is intended to be a key element of new generation networks. However, it is no clear how the implantation of this new paradigm will affect the power consumption of the network. To shed light on this relatively unexplored topic, we evaluate and analyze the power consumption of virtualized Base Station (vBS) experimentally. In particular, we measure the power consumption associated with uplink transmissions as a function of different variables such as traffic load, channel quality, modulation selection, and bandwidth. We find interesting tradeoffs between power savings and performance and propose two linear mixed-effect models to approximate the experimental data. These models allow us to understand the power behavior of the vBS and select powerefficient configurations. We release our experimental dataset hoping to foster further efforts in this research area.

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Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Computer science Power (physics) Communication channel Distributed computing Throughput Base station Bandwidth (computing) Data modeling Network virtualization Telecommunications link


Virtualized Base Stations

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Network intelligence for aDAptive and sElf-Learning MObile Networks
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 101017109
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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