ANALYSIS OF RECENT SPECTRUM SHARING CONCEPTS IN POLICY MAKING

During the last couple of decades a lot of research efforts have been spent on developing different
spectrum sharing concepts. As the traditional regulatory methods for spectrum allocation are
proving inadequate in responding to a growing need for mobile spectrum in a timely manner and
finding spectrum for exclusive use is getting increasingly difficult, the political atmosphere is also
becoming more and more receptive to new innovative spectrum sharing concepts that increase the
efficiency of spectrum use. These concepts also provide regulatory authorities an opportunity to
fundamentally change the current major operator driven mobile market and thereby to allow new
players and innovative services to surface. However, there is still a gap between the work done by
the research community and the work of the regulatory authorities.
In this thesis, the aim is to clarify the reasons behind this gap by analysing three prevailing
regulatory spectrum sharing concepts: Licensed Shared Access, the three-tier model and TV white
space concept. As different stakeholders involved in spectrum sharing – the incumbent user, the
entrant user and the regulatory authority – have very diverse roles in spectrum sharing, their
incentives and key criteria may vary significantly. In order for a spectrum sharing concept to have
a chance in a real life deployment, all these perspectives need to be carefully considered. In fact,
a feasible spectrum sharing concept is a delicate balance between the viewpoints of different
stakeholders, not necessarily the one offering the most efficient spectrum utilization. This thesis
analyses spectrum sharing concepts from all these perspectives and as a consequence unveils the
common process model for implementing a spectrum sharing concept in real life, highlighting the
distinct roles of different stakeholders in its phases.


ISBN-10:
9789526216638
Julkaisusarja:
ACTA UNIVERSITATIS OULUENSIS C Technica
Kustantaja:
Oulun yliopisto
Painos:
Osajulkaisuväitöskirjan yhteenveto-osa
Painovuosi:
2017
Sivumäärä:
86
Tekijät:
MUSTONEN MIIA
Viivakoodi 9789526216638
Tuotekoodi 024614
Tekijä MUSTONEN MIIA
15,00 €