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TV white space and LTE network optimization toward energy efficiency in suburban and rural scenarios

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The radio spectrum is a limited resource. Demand for wireless communication services is increasing exponentially, stressing the availability of radio spectrum to accommodate new services. TV white space (TVWS) technologies allow a dynamic usage of the spectrum. These technologies provide wireless connectivity, in the channels of the very high frequency and ultra high frequency television broadcasting bands. In this paper, we investigate and compare the coverage range, network capacity, and network energy efficiency for TVWS technologies and LTE. We consider Ghent, Belgium, and Boyeros, Havana, Cuba, to evaluate a realistic outdoor suburban and rural area, respectively. The comparison shows that TVWS networks have an energy efficiency 9-12 times higher than LTE networks.
Tijdschrift: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BROADCASTING
ISSN: 1557-9611
Issue: 1
Volume: 64
Pagina's: 164 - 171
Jaar van publicatie:2018