The first end-to-end live trial of CBRS with carrier aggregation using 3.5 GHz LTE equipment

Marko Palola, Vesa Hartikainen, Marko Mäkeläinen, Teri Kippola, Pekka Aho, Kalle Lähetkangas, Lucia Tudose, Arto Kivinen, Satua Joshi, Juhani Hallio

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    Abstract

    This paper presents the first end-to-end field trial of the U.S. three-tier Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) with carrier aggregation using commercial 3.5 GHz network elements in a live LTE-A test network. The trial features an assignment of a shared spectrum to an operational LTE base station and demonstrates how it boosts the end user mobile data rate due to extended bandwidth availability. The field trial is important as it shows that a spectrum access system can be implemented utilizing existing network systems and latest technologies. The field trial allows studying the operation of a real system and comparing the performance to the relevant FCC requirements and particularly those related to different response times between the LTE-A network and CBRS.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN)
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-2830-6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-2831-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventIEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks, DySPAN 2017 - Piscataway, United States
    Duration: 6 Mar 20179 Mar 2017

    Conference

    ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks, DySPAN 2017
    Abbreviated titleDySPAN 2017
    CountryUnited States
    CityPiscataway
    Period6/03/179/03/17

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    Keywords

    • citizens broadband radio service
    • dynamic spectrum sharing
    • spectrum access system

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    Palola, M., Hartikainen, V., Mäkeläinen, M., Kippola, T., Aho, P., Lähetkangas, K., Tudose, L., Kivinen, A., Joshi, S., & Hallio, J. (2017). The first end-to-end live trial of CBRS with carrier aggregation using 3.5 GHz LTE equipment. In IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN) [7920763] IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers . https://doi.org/10.1109/DySPAN.2017.7920763