Overview and comparison of recent spectrum sharing approaches in regulation and research: From opportunistic unlicensed access towards licensed shared access

Marja Matinmikko, Miia Mustonen, D. Roberson, J. Paavola, Marko Höyhtyä, S. Yrjölä, J. Röning

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    Abstract

    This paper reviews recent spectrum sharing models under study in the spectrum regulation and wireless communications research domains. An overview of different spectrum regulator forums and directions is presented and their activities related to the development of spectrum sharing models are reviewed. Special emphasis is put on the recent European and US regulatory approaches for spectrum sharing. In particular, Licensed Shared Access (LSA) and Collective Use of Spectrum (CUS) models from Europe and Three-Tier Hierarchy Model from the US are analyzed in detail. A comparison is made between these approaches to identify similarities and differences in the regulatory developments. Factors for developing a successful sharing model are also discussed. For a dynamic spectrum sharing model to be adopted, it must protect the rights of entrant users without impact to the legacy systems. It must also create a reasonable straightforward opportunity for an entity that wishes to access a shared spectrum to do so in a manner that is neither overly complex nor costly to implement. The practical implementation of dynamic spectrum sharing models is likely to require different national implementations because the regulatory approaches and the incumbent spectrum uses are different in various countries.
    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
    Pages92-102
    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
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityMcLean
    Period1/04/144/04/14

    Keywords

    • cognitive radio
    • frequency management
    • spectrum management
    • dynamic spectrum sharing
    • licensed shared access

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