Hybrid spectrum access for mmWave networks

Mattia Rebato, Federico Boccardi, Marco Mezzavilla, Sundeep Rangan, Michele Zorzi

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Abstract

While spectrum at millimeter wave (mmWave) frequencies is less scarce than at traditional frequencies below 6 GHz, still it is not unlimited, in particular if we consider the requirements from other services using the same band and the need to license mmWave bands to multiple mobile operators. Therefore, an efficient spectrum access scheme is critical to harvest the maximum benefit from emerging mmWave technologies. In this paper, motivated by previous results where spectrum pooling was proved to be more feasible at high mmWave frequencies, we study the performance of a hybrid spectrum scheme where exclusive access is used at frequencies in the 20/30 GHz range while spectrum pooling/unlicensed spectrum is used at frequencies around 70 GHz. Our preliminary results show that hybrid spectrum access is a promising approach for mmWave networks, and motivate further studies to achieve a more complete understanding of both technical and non technical implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop, Med-Hoc-Net 2016 - 15th IFIP MEDHOCNET 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509019830
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016
Event15th IFIP Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop, Med-Hoc-Net 2016 - Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain
Duration: Jun 20 2016Jun 21 2016

Publication series

Name2016 Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop, Med-Hoc-Net 2016 - 15th IFIP MEDHOCNET 2016

Other

Other15th IFIP Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop, Med-Hoc-Net 2016
CountrySpain
CityVilanova i la Geltru
Period6/20/166/21/16

Keywords

  • 5G
  • cellular systems
  • hybrid access
  • mmWave
  • spectrum access
  • spectrum sharing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Rebato, M., Boccardi, F., Mezzavilla, M., Rangan, S., & Zorzi, M. (2016). Hybrid spectrum access for mmWave networks. In 2016 Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop, Med-Hoc-Net 2016 - 15th IFIP MEDHOCNET 2016 [7528417] (2016 Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop, Med-Hoc-Net 2016 - 15th IFIP MEDHOCNET 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MedHocNet.2016.7528417