Mobile phone networks have to meet high capacity demands, which currently require the operation of around 123,000 base stations in Germany alone. They run around the clock, day in and day out, consuming some 1.455 GWh of electricity each year. A reduction of these significant energy demands – which are a result of the permanent availability of the base stations – while maintaining a positive user experience is possible through adaptive, context-sensitive, pan-technological energy management in mobile phone networks.
Mobile network components and user devices supply a variety of context information that supports decision-making on the dynamic deactivation and reactivation of network components such as base stations. For Communicate Green, a context component is being developed to collect and process this context information in order to facilitate decisions involving network optimization. A variety of approaches to gathering context data are being applied to incorporate network and user aspects equally in the energy management process.
- Deutsche Telekom
- Ericsson GmbH
- TU Berlin
- Universität Paderborn
- Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
OpenMobileNetwork Predictions Visualizer
OpenMobileNetwork for Android (OMNApp)
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