Journal article

Assessing network energy consumption of mobile applications

CA Chan, W Li, S Bian, C-L I, AF GYGAX, C Leckie, M Yan, K Hinton

IEEE Communications Magazine | Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers | Published : 2015

Abstract

Continuous growth in the energy consumption of mobile networks has become a major concern for mobile carriers. Since current mobile networks are dominated by mobile data traffic generated by over-the-top mobile applications, it is crucial for mobile carriers to understand how much network energy is used to deliver these applications. Here, we use real network and application measurements to comprehensively analyze the energy consumption of 12 common mobile applications by breaking down their total energy consumption into data and signaling energy components. The results provide insights into the different proportions of data and signaling energy (due to LTE signaling) for different mobile ap..

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