Les Réseaux à Petites Cellules Economes en Energie

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Journal Article


Revue de l'Electricité et de l'Electronique, Volume 2010, p.51-56 (2010)


The exponentially increasing demand for wireless data services requires a massive network densification which is neither economically nor ecologically viable with current cellular system architectures. A potential solution to this problem is the concept of small cell networks (SCNs) which are founded on the idea of a very dense deployment of self-organizing low-cost low-paper base stations. In this article, potential financial and ecological benefits as well as the technical challenges related to a large-scale deployment of SCNs are discussed. Moreover, an overview of related research problems and the necessary tools for their study is provided.

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