Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Author(s): Gonçalves, L. C.
Sebastião, P.
Souto, N.
Correia, A.
Date: 2016
Title: 5G mobile challenges: A feasibility study on achieving carbon neutrality
Event title: 23rd International Conference on Telecommunications, ICT 2016
ISBN: 978-1-5090-1990-8
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1109/ICT.2016.7500443
Keywords: 5G
Carbon footprint
Carbon neutrality
Abstract: Increasingly mobile data traffic and high quality service demand has driven fast standards development and new mobile technologies deployment. Traffic demand in 5G networks is expected to rise unprecedentedly, bringing mobile network operators (MNOs) additional challenges, and added pressure regarding carbon footprint reduction. This work aims to study the environmental and financial feasibility of MNOs becoming carbon neutral, by developing biotic carbon dioxide sequestration programs. If feasibility exists, it would be extended and applied to future networks and other environmental scenarios. It is shown that achieving carbon neutrality is possible for heterogeneous deployments, especially when low energy powered base stations like femtocells exist and that the financial costs of such aim might represent little or negligible additional cost expenditure, with the added value of greener and environmental friendly network operation.
Peerreviewed: yes
Access type: Open Access
Appears in Collections:IT-CRI - Comunicações a conferências internacionais

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
conferenceobject_30960.pdfVersão Aceite339,59 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

FacebookTwitterDeliciousLinkedInDiggGoogle BookmarksMySpaceOrkut
Formato BibTex mendeley Endnote Logotipo do DeGóis Logotipo do Orcid 

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.