Energy consumption aspects in 5G systems
5G systems are being designed to deliver a high diversity of communication services with high quality while being resource efficient in terms of cost, energy and spectrum.
As in every system design, there are conflicting requirements in 5G that need to be mitigated, for instance there is a trade-off to be made between user experience and energy consumption.
We will discuss how these trade-offs can be treated in 5G using the flexibility of the air interface, the protocol and system design as well as the use of virtualization and software defined networking techniques.
These techniques will allow minimizing network energy consumption by adaptation to the concrete service and communication situation.
Hans-Peter Mayer is Head of Next Generation Wireless research within Bell Labs Wireless.
He received a PhD degree in Physics from University of Tübingen in 1987. After joining Alcatel-Lucent he worked on high-speed optoelectronic components. Between 1992 and 1995 he led the research and industrialization activity on 1.55µm DFB lasers for WDM and for 10 Gb/s systems, later including integrated and hybrid optoelectronics.
From 1996 to 1999, Dr. Mayer has led the research on the early UMTS definition, followed by the realization of first UMTS, HSPA and LTE trial systems.
Hans-Peter Mayer has done several research projects on LTE advanced; he was the co-initiator for the German EASY-C project and the FP7 project ARTIST.
Today he is leading Bell Lab’s research on 5G wireless systems, with involvement in the European METIS, 5GNOW and future projects in Horizon 2020.