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The deployment of 5G urban networks is often described as a disruptive phenomenon since it enables new emerging Internet of Things (IoT) applications such as connected vehicles. Such applications demand new spectrum regulations to decrease network investment requirements by incentivizing operator cooperation. However, currently, no clear consensus exists on the appropriate regulatory regime for such an urban deployment. This work explores two main alternative regulatory scenarios for a connected vehicle use case. Both alternatives lower implementation costs while promoting competition. The first alternative is to maintain the current scheme of spectrum assignment while facilitating additional flexibility for infrastructure sharing (ex-post competition). The second alternative is to define local areas for monopoly 5G provisioning and define the conditions for competition ex-ante. Through agent-based simulations, this work shows that a local licensing of spectrum scenario may achieve better performance than alternative scenarios with traditional spectrum assignment. Additional sensitivity checks also help detail the practical trade-offs.
|Number of pages||9|
|Early online date||20 Aug 2021|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2021|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- 5G mobile communication
- Connected vehicles
- Local licensing
- Spectrum regulation
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Neutral Host Pilot
Tukiainen, T., Heikura, T., Lakaniemi, I., Paavola, L. & Turkama, P.
01/06/2019 → 30/04/2022
Project: Business Finland: Other research funding