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R. Yasmin, A. Pouttu, K. Mikhaylov, V. Niemelä, M. Arif and O. Liinamaa, "NB-IoT Micro-Operator for Smart Campus: Performance and Lessons Learned in 5GTN," 2020 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Seoul, Korea (South), 2020, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/WCNC45663.2020.9120621

NB-IoT micro-operator for smart campus : performance and lessons learned in 5GTN

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Author: Yasmin, Rumana1; Mikhaylov, Konstantin1; Arif, Muhammad1;
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-06-29


In recent years, many new radio-based connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) have been proposed. At the same time, development towards the 6G has brought on the stage the new business concepts. One of them is the concept of a micro-operator and implies the local entities to act as the telecom infrastructure owner and provider in their premises. In the current paper, we discuss the deployment and report the practical performance of a single-cell NB-IoT deployed as a part of the 5G Test Network (5GTN) and controlled by a smart-campus micro-operator. The practical measurements reported in the paper have been carried in the University of Oulu within a huge interconnected indoor environment with the total floor area of 188 600 m^{2}$. Our results demonstrate that the NB-IoT technology is a viable connectivity solution for various non-critical machine-based applications deployed indoors, highlight the practical performance of this technology, and reveal some practical specifics and challenges of acting as an IoT micro-operator.

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Series: IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
ISSN: 1525-3511
ISSN-E: 1558-2612
ISSN-L: 1525-3511
ISBN: 978-1-7281-3106-1
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-3107-8
Pages: 1 - 6
Article number: PID1244146
DOI: 10.1109/WCNC45663.2020.9120621
Host publication: 2020 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)
Conference: IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work has been performed utilizing the NB-IoT network offered as a service by 5GTN at Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu. This research has been financially supported by Academy of Finland 6G Flagship (grant 318927).
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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