Spectrum access options for vertical network service providers in 5G

A1 Originalartikel i en vetenskaplig tidskrift (referentgranskad)

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Publikationens författare: Heli Vuojala, Miia Mustonen, Xianfu Chen, Kaisa Kujanpää, Pekka Ruuska, Marko Höyhtyä, Marja Matinmikko-Blue, Juha Kalliovaara, PekkaTalmola, Anna-Greta Nyström
Publiceringsår: 2019
Tidskrift: Telecommunications Policy


5G will extend the mobile technology deployment beyond the
communications industry, bringing connectivity to the explosively
growing number of devices and services. To be able to respond to 5G
sectors' different requirements, as well as the spectrum scarcity issue,
different spectrum access approaches need to be considered. The aim of
this article is to identify substantial properties of spectrum access
approaches to assess their suitability to 5G vertical use cases. We have
defined five optional spectrum access scenarios for 5G vertical network
service providers (VNSPs) in acquiring spectrum access to provide a
network service to either end users or other companies. The stakeholders
involved in the spectrum awarding process are identified, and their
roles and targets are examined. Furthermore, the advantages and
drawbacks of each scenario are covered. Following the discussion, we
were able to highlight some substantive characteristics in terms of
suitability assessment, namely reliability, locality and mobility,
mobile network operators (MNOs) involvement, costs and time scale. These
characteristics were analysed in terms of each scenario to further the
scenario's suitability assessment to VNSPs' purposes.


5G, radio spectrum access, spectrum sharing

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