TV White Space and LTE Network Optimization Toward Energy Efficiency in Suburban and Rural Scenarios

Rodney Martinez Alonso, David Plets, Margot Deruyck, Luc Martens, Glauco Guillen Nieto, Wout Joseph
2018 IEEE transactions on broadcasting  
The radio spectrum is a limited resource. Demand for wireless communication services is increasing exponentially, stressing the availability of radio spectrum to accommodate new services. TV White Space (TVWS) technologies allow a dynamic usage of the spectrum. These technologies provide wireless connectivity, in the channels of the Very High Frequency (VHF) and Ultra High Frequency (UHF) television broadcasting bands. In this paper, we investigate and compare the coverage range, network
more » ... y, and network energy efficiency for TVWS technologies and LTE. We consider Ghent, Belgium and Boyeros, Havana, Cuba to evaluate a realistic outdoor suburban and rural area, respectively. The comparison shows that TVWS networks have an energy efficiency 9-12 times higher than LTE networks.
doi:10.1109/tbc.2017.2731043 fatcat:laa2nppqfrhmhjnwcef2ovcul4