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The need for more throughput in wireless cellular networks has been increasing in recent years. It has led to an increase in operational costs due to higher energy use as operators deploy more cell sites or increase transmission power at existing ones to satisfy demand. Energy costs are a major expense, and reducing them is a priority. This paper presents a scheduler which aims to solve the problem of energy efficient resource allocation in orthogonal frequency division multiple access cellular systems. The suggested approach is to make the resource scheduling process also consider energy costs as well as allow it to manipulate these by exploiting time/frequency vs energy efficiency trade-offs that are present in the system.
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