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K. B. S. Manosha, M. Matinmikko-Blue and M. Latva-aho, "Framework for spectrum authorization elements and its application to 5G micro-operators," 2017 Internet of Things Business Models, Users, and Networks, Copenhagen, 2017, pp. 1-8. doi: 10.1109/CTTE.2017.8260941

Framework for spectrum authorization elements and its application to 5G micro-operators

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Author: Shashika Manosha, K. B.1; Matinmikko-Blue, Marja1; Latva-aho, Matti1
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC), University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017
Publish Date: 2018-02-09


The fifth generation (5G) networks are expected to deliver high quality services to human and machine type users in specific locations. The recently proposed micro-operator concept aims at efficient and reliable local service delivery to complement traditional mobile network operators (MNOs) whose main objective has been to provide country-wide coverage. The uptake of 5G micro-operators requires local spectrum availability. In this paper, we propose a general framework for spectrum authorization and apply it in the recent micro-operator concept to develop local spectrum micro licensing model. To do this, we first identify the elements of a spectrum authorization model, and derive their interrelations to form a general framework for spectrum authorization. Then, we analyze the elements of the state-of-the-art spectrum authorization models including case examples of exclusive licensing, three-tier model for providing citizens broadband radio services (CBRS), and license-exempt model. Using the framework and the state-of-the-art models, we then propose and characterize the elements of the new micro licensing model to establish local 5G networks. Furthermore, our comprehensive investigation on the new micro licensing model supports to establish the micro-operator concept as a candidate solution for delivering localized 5G services. The proposed framework and its application to 5G micro-operators help to promote new market entry, encourage competition and innovation, and incentivize investment by facilitating the regulator to efficiently allocate 5G bands to the stakeholders.

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ISBN: 978-1-5386-3197-3
ISBN Print: 978-1-5386-3198-0
Pages: 1 - 8
Article number: 8260941
DOI: 10.1109/CTTE.2017.8260941
Host publication: Joint 13th CTTE and 10th CMI Conference on Internet of Things – Business Models, Users, and Networks
Host publication editor: Falch, Morten
Conference: CMI Conference on Internet of Things – Business Models, Users, and Networks
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: Authors would like to acknowledge the funding from Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation in uO5G project
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