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P. Luoto, A. Roivainen, M. Bennis, P. Pirinen, S. Samarakoon and M. Latva-aho, "System level analysis of multi-operator small cell network at 10 GHz," 2017 European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), Oulu, 2017, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.1109/EuCNC.2017.7980718

System level analysis of multi-operator small cell network at 10 GHz

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Author: Luoto, Petri1; Roivainen, Antti2; Bennis, Mehdi1;
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland, P.O. Box 4500, FI-90014 Oulu
2Keysight Technologies Finland Oy Tutkijantie 6, FI-90590 Oulu
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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: 2018-08-07


Due to higher cost and spectrum scarcity, it is expected that an efficient use of spectrum in fifth generation (5G) networks will rather rely on sharing than exclusive licenses, especially when higher frequency allocations are considered. In this paper, the performance of a dense indoor multi-operator small cell network at 10 GHz is analyzed. The main goal is to show the benefits obtained at higher carrier frequency due to network densification while mobile network operators are sharing the spectrum. The analysis is assessed through extensive system level simulations. The main performance metrics are user throughput and signal-to-interference-and-noise ratio. Results show that when 10 GHz carrier frequency is used it allows higher network densities while satisfying user throughput requirements. However, when network is sparse lower carrier frequency leads to better performance. When network is dense, on average 2 Mb/s better mean throughput is achieved at 10 GHz when compared to traditional cellular frequency.

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ISBN: 978-1-5386-3873-6
ISBN Print: 978-1-5386-3874-3
Pages: 1 - 5
DOI: 10.1109/EuCNC.2017.7980718
Host publication: 2017 European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), 12-15 June 2017, Oulu, Finland : 5G - European Roadmap, Global Impact
Conference: European Conference on Networks and Communications
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This research was supported by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes), Nokia, Anite, Huawei Technologies, and Infotech Oulu Graduate School.
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