Analysis of Spectrum Valuation Approaches: The Viewpoint of Local 5G Networks in Shared Spectrum Bands

Marja Matinmikko-Blue, Seppo Yrjölä, Veikko Seppänen, Petri Ahokangas, Heikki Hämmäinen, Matti Latva-aho

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Abstract

Radio spectrum is a scarce natural resource, whose efficient management calls for a thorough understanding of its value. Quite a big number of approaches have emerged for spectrum valuation based on different elements, some with such potentially high uncertainty as future profits, total cost of ownership and societal benefits. Spectrum valuation will be important for the upcoming spectrum decisions by the regulators to deploy 5G networks but will face a new situation, where the use of higher carrier frequencies inherently limits network operations to local areas. This paper analyses the existing spectrum valuation approaches and identifies the key elements to consider, when defining and assessing the value of spectrum especially in the context of future local 5G networks. An important aspect is that the growing pressure to open the mobile market for location specific 5G networks has resulted in new sharing-based models for spectrum access, to allow the emergence of entrant local 5G operators to serve different verticals. We will therefore characterize the identified spectrum valuation elements in the new context of new local 5G networks operating in shared spectrum bands. Our approach considers spectrum valuation for 5G from the perspectives of the different stakeholder roles including regulators, mobile network operators (MNOs) and entrant local 5G operators.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN)
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-5191-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-5192-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 22 Oct 201825 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks
ISSN (Print)2334-3125

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks
Abbreviated titleDySPAN
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
City Seoul
Period22/10/201825/10/2018

Keywords

  • 5G mobile communication
  • Resource management
  • Cost accounting
  • Permission
  • Radio spectrum management
  • Wireless communication
  • Licenses
  • 5G
  • mobile communication market
  • valuation
  • spectrum value
  • spectrum sharing
  • regulation

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