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J. Vartiainen, M. Matinmikko-Blue, H. Karvonen and L. Mendes, "Spectrum Sharing and Operator Model for Rural and Remote Area Networks," 2019 16th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS), Oulu, Finland, 2019, pp. 53-57. doi: 10.1109/ISWCS.2019.8877357

Spectrum sharing and operator model for rural and remote area networks

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Author: Vartiainen, Johanna1; Matinmikko-Blue,, Marja1; Karvonen, Heikki1;
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Radiocommunications Research Center, Inatel, Santa Rita do Sapucai, Brazil
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-12-20


Connectivity in remote and rural areas is a challenge which is not sufficiently tackled by the on-going development of 5G networks. Alternative operator models that promote the establishment of locally deployed networks to serve the under-served are important to complement the mobile network operator (MNO) driven connectivity market to serve the underserved. This paper describes the connectivity challenges that remote and rural areas face and proposes a generic spectrum sharing model that allows local deployment of 5G networks with new local operator models. The proposed approach consists of different levels of spectrum access rights that are realized with on combined use of a geolocation database to protect the incumbent spectrum users and spectrum sensing to facilitate sharing between the local 5G networks. The propose approach allows different stakeholders to become local rural and remote area operators by gaining access to the spectrum locally through shared access to the spectrum.

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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: 53 - 57
DOI: 10.1109/ISWCS.2019.8877357
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
Funding: This research has received funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 Programme (H2020/2017-2019) under grant agreement N0. 777137 and from the Ministry of Science, Technology under the 4th EU-BR Coordinated Call Information and Communication Technologies through 5G-RANGE project. In addition, this research has been financially supported in part by Academy of Finland 6Genesis Flagship (grant 318927).
EU Grant Number: (777137) 5GRANGE - Remote area Access Network for 5th GEneration
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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