Welcome to a Wireless Friday seminar on April 11 at 14.30!
Topic: Energy and cost efficient backhauling alternatives for HetNets wireless deployments – the lesson learned from the GreenHaul project
Speaker: Dr Paolo Monti, KTH
Heterogeneous network (HetNet) deployment strategies have the potential to improve the energy efficiency of mobile access networks. One key aspect to consider in HetNets is the impact of the power consumption of the backhaul, i.e., the overall energy efficiency of a HetNet deployment is affected by the backhaul technology and architecture. This talk presents a methodology develop within the GreenHaul project to assess both CAPEX and OPEX levels for green backhaul segments of future HetNets.
The presented results are based on a preliminary analysis of the medium term future outlook (i.e., between now and the year 2025) of the main technologies used in todays’ backhaul networks (i.e., fiber, microwave and copper) in two different deployment scenarios, greenfield (i.e., no existing backhaul infrastructure) and brownfield (i.e., upgrade of some existing backhaul infrastructure). It can be concluded that, even if there are no doubts that both microwave and fiber will be predominately used in the future, the possible migration paths leading to such fiber- and microwave-dominated scenarios might be different.
Dr. Paolo Monti is an Assistant Professor at KTH (School of Information and Communication Technology), and a member of the Optical Networks Laboratory (ONLab). His main research interests are within the networking aspects of all-optical networks while part of his work has recently focused on the energy efficiency of telecommunication networks with particular emphasis on current and future converged (wired + wireless) broadband access solutions. He holds a Laurea degree from Politecnico di Torino and a PhD from The University of Texas at Dallas.