Dynamic Spectrum Management for European-Wide Research Network

Ilkka Harjula, Laura Panizo, Barbara Valera-Muros, Jarno Pinola, Mika Hoppari, Adam Flizikowski, Maria Safianowska

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This paper presents a proposal for dynamic spectrum management concept from a pan-European research operator perspective. Dynamic spectrum management is one of the key enablers for the 5G and beyond communications systems. Regulatory concepts for sharing the spectrum have been developed, and they have been adopted for implementation in the standardization. The prevailing methods are currently Licensed Shared Access (LSA) in the European Union (EU) and Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) in the United States (US). In the EU, however, the final decisions of the spectrum usage are done by the national regulatory authorities, and therefore it is seen that harmonized spectrum usage is not going to happen at European level in the near future. In this paper, we describe the approach taken in EuWireless to gain access to the spectrum resources dynamically for the research use. In the proposal, the information about the spectrum resources across the Europe are stored the central Spectrum Repository (SR). The local instances of EuW Spectrum Manager (SM), operating under the licences and regulations in different areas, handle the communication with the MNOs via standardized procedures such as LSA or CBRS.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE 91st Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2020 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-5207-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-4053-7
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event91st IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2020 - Antwerp, Belgium
Duration: 25 May 202028 May 2020

Publication series

SeriesIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Proceedings


Conference91st IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2020


The EuWireless project is funded by the EU Commission under the H2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement no. 777517 and coordinated by the University of Malaga (UMA).


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