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Matinmikko-Blue, Marja; Yrjölä, Seppo; Ahokangas, Petri; Hämmäinen, Heikki (2021) : Analysis of 5G spectrum awarding decisions: How do different countries consider emerging local 5G networks?, 23rd Biennial Conference of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS): "Digital societies and industrial transformations: Policies, markets, and technologies in a post-Covid world", Online Conference / Gothenburg, Sweden, 21st-23rd June, 2021, International Telecommunications Society (ITS), Calgary

Analysis of 5G spectrum awarding decisions : how do different countries consider emerging local 5G networks?

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Author: Matinmikko-Blue, Marja1; Yrjölä, Seppo1,2; Ahokangas, Petri3;
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland
2Nokia, Finland
3Oulu Business School, Martti Ahtisaari Institute, University of Oulu, Finland
4Department of Communications and Networking, Aalto University, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2021121060084
Language: English
Published: International Telecommunications Society, 2021
Publish Date: 2021-12-10
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Abstract

Local 5G networks have gained increasing attention in the recent years, allowing different stakeholders to establish local and often private networks within a specific facility, such as a factory. These local networks can serve a variety of user groups with versatile needs. The deployment of the local 5G networks is fully dependent on spectrum availability in the given location, which in turn depends on the underlaying regulations and varies for the different stakeholders involved and between countries. The link between emerging new business opportunities and the spectrum availability considering different stakeholders is of great interest from strategic management viewpoint. This paper presents an analysis of recent 5G spectrum awarding decisions considering how they connect with emerging local 5G networks from different stakeholder viewpoints. The analysis reveals how different countries have prepared for the new business opportunity arising from local 5G networks in their spectrum awarding decisions. The analysis also quantifies the spectrum availability for establishing local 5G networks considering different stakeholder perspectives. The findings indicate that the variety of approaches taken by the regulators in their spectrum decisions keeps increasing and new local spectrum licenses are emerging especially in the latest spectrum awards. The identified diverging approaches in different countries impact the business opportunities within the country as well as for export of solutions, which in turn can influence the competitiveness of countries differently.

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Pages: 1 - 5
Host publication: 23rd Biennial Conference of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS) : "Digital societies and industrial transformations: Policies, markets, and technologies in a post-Covid world", Online Conference / Gothenburg, Sweden, 21st-23rd June, 2021
Conference: Biennial Conference of the International Telecommunications Society
Type of Publication: D3 Professional conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
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