An Application of Fiber-Connected Distributed Antennas to Heterogeneous Networks: Energy Efficiency Perspective

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Topic: Mobility
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Fiber-connected Distributed Antenna Systems (DASs) have been recognized as an effective means to accommodate the coverage and capacity demands of future Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets). Among various opportunities realized by the architecture, the authors' focus in this paper is on the Spectral Efficiency (SE) advantages achieved by cooperative transmission and the associated power consumption that may affect the Energy Efficiency (EE) of the system. A detailed power model is developed to benchmark the various sources of energy consumption in fiber-connected DAS.
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