Live field trial of Licensed Shared Access (LSA) concept using LTE network in 2.3 GHz band

Marko Palola, Marja Matinmikko, Jarmo Prokkola, Miia Mustonen, M. Heikkilä, T. Kippola, S. Yrjola, V. Hartikainen, L. Tudose, A. Kivinen, J. Paavola, K. Heiska

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Abstract

This paper presents the results from a live field trial of the new Licensed Shared Access (LSA) concept using a TD-LTE network in the 2.3 GHz spectrum band in Finland. In the trial a live LTE network shares the spectrum from incumbent programme making and special events (PMSE) service including cordless cameras without causing harmful interference. The trial implements the new LSA concept and the required new building blocks including LSA Repository for spectrum availability information and LSA Controller for commanding the mobile communication network in the band. The trial uses a real TD-LTE base station, real network management system, and real core network. Incumbent spectrum usage data is collected to the LSA Repository and used by the LSA Controller to retrieve available spectrum bands. LSA Controller uses the network management system to configure the base station according to the spectrum availability information. Incumbent spectrum users' rights are protected by evacuating the LSA band and handing users over from the LTE network to other networks when requested by the incumbent spectrum user. Numerical results are presented to quantify the duration of the LSA band evacuation process. The demonstration shows that the new LSA concept can be implemented with existing network elements and a minimum amount of new components. The first performance results on the LSA band evacuation times indicate that the LSA band can be evacuated and released in good time and the incumbents' rights can be protected
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationIEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks, DYSPAN 2014
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages38-47
ISBN (Print)978-147992661-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks, DYSPAN 2014 - McLean, United States
Duration: 1 Apr 20144 Apr 2014

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks, DYSPAN 2014
Abbreviated titleDYSPAN 2014
CountryUnited States
CityMcLean
Period1/04/144/04/14

Keywords

  • mobile communication
  • quality of service
  • spectrum sharing
  • performance measurement
  • field trials

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    Palola, M., Matinmikko, M., Prokkola, J., Mustonen, M., Heikkilä, M., Kippola, T., Yrjola, S., Hartikainen, V., Tudose, L., Kivinen, A., Paavola, J., & Heiska, K. (2014). Live field trial of Licensed Shared Access (LSA) concept using LTE network in 2.3 GHz band. In Proceedings: IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks, DYSPAN 2014 (pp. 38-47). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/DySPAN.2014.6817778