Receiver Power Consumption during Handover in LTE

Muhammad Tayyab, G. P. Koudouridis, X. Gelaberr, Riku Jäntti

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Recently, handover (HO) has gathered huge interest as the cellular mobile users desire for better quality of service (QoS) and continuous connection has increased. The power consumption is increasing day by day due to growing data rate demands of the users that directly impacts operators' operational expenditures (OPEX) and, not least, the environment by increased CO2 emissions. In this paper, we address the power consumption caused by the air-interface signaling messages received at both the eNB and User Equipment (UE) during HO in a Long Term Evolution (LTE) cellular network. A receiver power consumption model is presented with a detailed quantitative analysis using system level simulations. Numerical results indicate that the largest contributor to received air-interface HO signaling overhead is the reception of the measurement report by the eNB.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 2nd 5G World Forum (5GWF)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-3627-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-3628-8
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE 5G World Forum - Dresden, Germany
Duration: 30 Sep 20192 Oct 2019
Conference number: 2


ConferenceIEEE 5G World Forum
Abbreviated title5GWF


  • LTE
  • handover
  • simulation
  • received power consumption
  • performance evaluation


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