Date Added: May 2012
The Wireless Network Cloud (WNC) is a novel network architecture where wireless base-stations are implemented as software modules and multiple base-stations are consolidated to a single centralized computing platform. Due to the time-varying and random nature of base-station traffic, consolidation leads to multiplexing of statistically-varying base-station loads on a common hardware platform. In turn, this can lead to significant hardware reduction in the consolidated platform when compared to the distributed network. This paper represents the first analysis of such consolidation gain.