Green C-RAN: A joint approach to the design and energy optimization

Song Guo, Deze Zeng, Lin Gu

Research output: Chapter in book / Conference proceedingConference article published in proceeding or bookAcademic researchpeer-review


Wireless networks have experienced fast development in the past decades. Various advancing wireless technologies have been proposed. To catch up with the ever-increasing diverse communication needs, cloud-radio access networks (C-RAN), which decouples the baseband processing unit (BBU) from the remote radio head (RRH), has been proposed. On the other hand, it has been widely recognized that huge energy consumption has been raised due to the massive deployment of cellular networks. Lowering the network energy consumption therefore becomes a widely concerned topic. To combat the limitations in traditional power grid, smart grid, with the emphasis on distributed energy resource (DER) and bidirectional energy sharing, is advocated to power the wireless networks. In this paper, we are motivated to investigate a joint RRH-BBU association and energy sharing problem towards brown energy usage minimization in green energy powered C-RAN. The problem is formulated into a mixed integer linear programming (MILP) form. To address the computation complexity of solving MILP, a two-phase heuristic polynomial-time algorithm is proposed and evaluated via extensive simulation based studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 86th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509059355
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2018
Event86th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2017 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 24 Sep 201727 Sep 2017

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Conference86th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

Cite this