QoS-aware tactical power control for 5G networks

Hajar El Hammouti, Essaid Sabir, Hamidou Tembine

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Small-Cells are deployed in order to enhance the network performance by bringing the network closer to the user. However, as the number of low power nodes grows increasingly, the overall energy consumption of the Small-Cells base stations cannot be ignored. A relevant amount of energy could be saved through several techniques, especially power control mechanisms. In this paper, we are concerned with energy-aware self-organizing networks that guarantee a satisfactory performance. We consider satisfaction equilibria, mainly the efficient satisfaction equilibrium (ESE), to ensure a target quality of service (QoS) and save energy. First, we identify conditions of existence and uniqueness of ESE under a stationary channel assumption. We fully characterize the ESE and prove that, whenever it exists, it is a solution of a linear system. Moreover, we define satisfactory Pareto optimality and show that, at the ESE, no player can increase its QoS without degrading the overall performance. Finally, in order to reach the ESE and the maximum network capacity, we propose a fully distributed scheme based on the Banach-Picard algorithm and show, through simulation results, its qualitative properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUbiquitous Networking -3rd International Symposium, UNet 2017, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsAna Garcia Armada, Mounir Ghogho, Essaid Sabir, Mounir Ghogho, Merouane Debbah
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783319681788
StatePublished - 2017
Event3rd International Symposium on Ubiquitous Networking, UNet 2017 - Casablance, Morocco
Duration: May 9 2017May 12 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10542 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other3rd International Symposium on Ubiquitous Networking, UNet 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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