University of Oulu

K. B. Shashika Manosha, K. Hiltunen, M. Matinmikko-Blue and M. Latva-aho, "On the Performance of Alternative 5G Micro-Operator Deployments in 3.6 GHz and 26 GHz Bands," 2019 16th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS), Oulu, Finland, 2019, pp. 244-249. doi: 10.1109/ISWCS.2019.8877139

On the performance of alternative 5G micro-operator deployments in 3.6 GHz and 26 GHz bands

Saved in:
Author: Shashika Manosha, K. B.1; Hiltunen, K.2; Matinmikko-Blue, M.1;
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland
2Ericsson Research, Oy L M Ericsson Ab, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.3 MB)
Persistent link:
Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-12-20


The fifth generation (5G) networks will increasingly target specific indoor deployments such as closed factory premises or open shopping malls for local providing of high-quality services. Local 5G network operator models, such as the newly proposed micro-operators, have gained increasing interest with guaranteed quality-of-service delivery, in spatially confined areas, especially inside the buildings. However, establishing local 5G networks with quality guarantees requires local spectrum access rights which are in the agendas of many national regulators. In this paper, we study the feasibility of indoor deployment of local 5G networks in two new 5G bands including 3.6 GHz and 26 GHz. We consider different deployment alternatives for a local 5G micro-operator in the bands with different antenna configurations and network densities. Then, we evaluate the impact of the different deployments on the performance of users via system level simulations of the average and cell-edge throughputs in downlink and uplink. Numerically, we have observed that the performance achieved in these two bands can be improved by increasing the base station (BS) density of the network. Furthermore, we have seen that the centre frequency does not significantly impact on the downlink performance unless the network is noise-limited. However, the uplink performance in the 26 GHz band is affected by the higher coupling losses between the BSs and the mobile terminals. We have also noticed that beamforming and wider channel bandwidths are useful for improving the network performance in 26 GHz band.

see all

Series: International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems
ISSN: 2154-0217
ISSN-E: 2154-0225
ISSN-L: 2154-0217
ISBN: 978-1-7281-2527-5
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-2528-2
Pages: 244 - 249
DOI: 10.1109/ISWCS.2019.8877139
Host publication: 2019 16th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS) 27-30 August 2019 Oulu, Finland
Conference: International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Copyright information: © 2019 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.