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Energy-efficient 5G for a greener future

The power consumption and carbon emissions of wireless communication networks are expected to substantially increase in the 5G era. The communications industry must therefore develop strategies to optimize the energy efficiency of 5G networks, without compromising spectrum efficiency.

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Fig. 1: Energy efficiency/spectrum efficiency curves of SISO, MIMO and hybrid beamforming.


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I, CL., Han, S. & Bian, S. Energy-efficient 5G for a greener future. Nat Electron 3, 182–184 (2020).

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