Abstract—The number of users and the use of telecommunication systems are increasing rapidly and this result in greater demands on energy usage. Based on the extensive Life-cycle assessment (LCA) conducted by various network operators, it is learned that energy consumption in the usage phase of its radio access networks is the most imminent factor relating to impact on a the environment. The amount of CO2 emission is increasing in communication system, in parallel with increase in mobile consumers. And it is also observed that current wireless networks are not energy efficient, mainly the base stations (BS). This alarming growth in mobile users forces us to use higher data rate mobile broadband. The need for restructuring of existing network architecture, we need to control the systems in every base station. This paper discusses the current energy consumption scenario in base station devices. It also describes innovative and promising method for enhancing the energy-efficiency of the wireless networks and developing solutions that reduce operating costs and effects on the environment.
Index Terms—CO2 emission reduction, Energy efficient wireless network, Green Radio Technology, Power saving in base stations.
The authors are all with the 4th Year in the field of Electronics and Instrumentation in Easwari Engineering College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Cite: Srudhi Lakshmi V., Roshni R., Paulthi B. Victor, and Roshini D., "Green Radio Technology for Energy Saving in Mobile Towers," International Journal of Information and Electronics Engineering vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 39-43, 2013.