WI-GREEN .: Otimização do consumo energético de redes Wi-Fi sensível aos padrões de tráfego
Wi-Green project is part of the SooGreen CELTIC-Plus European project. As the traffic volume in mobile networks has been growing exponentially, especially with the emergence of new mobile services and applications. The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) will exacerbate the problem, especially when a very large number of devices is expected to be connected to the network. These factors limit the capacity of the cellular networks and force telecom operators to look for new solutions. Wi-Fi networks are one of the solutions to the problem, allowing the cellular network operator to offload traffic to Wi-Fi networks especially in indoors, where users spend more than 80% of their time. The Wi-Green project aims to develop new solutions to reduce the energy consumption of Wi-Fi by addressing the component mostly ignored so far - the access points (APs) - and taking into account the duty cycles of the network.