ws 17(12): e2

Research Article

Wireless Network Virtualization: Opportunities for Spectrum Sharing in the 3.5GHz Band

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.12-12-2017.153464,
        author={Marcela M. Gomez and Martin B. H.  Weiss},
        title={Wireless Network Virtualization: Opportunities for Spectrum Sharing in the 3.5GHz Band},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Wireless Spectrum},
        volume={3},
        number={12},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={WS},
        year={2017},
        month={12},
        keywords={Wireless Network Virtualization, Spectrum Sharing},
        doi={10.4108/eai.12-12-2017.153464}
    }
    
  • Marcela M. Gomez
    Martin B. H. Weiss
    Year: 2017
    Wireless Network Virtualization: Opportunities for Spectrum Sharing in the 3.5GHz Band
    WS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.12-12-2017.153464
Marcela M. Gomez1, Martin B. H. Weiss1,*
  • 1: School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States
*Contact email: mbw@pitt.edu

Abstract

In this paper, we evaluate the opportunities that Wireless Network Virtualization (WNV) can bring for spectrum sharing by focusing on the regulatory framework that has been deployed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the 3.5GHz band. Pairing this regulatory approach with WNV permits us to present a sharing proposal where emphasis is made on increasing resource availability and providing flexible methods for negotiating for resource access. We include an economics framework that aims at presenting an additional perspective on the attainable outcomes of our sharing proposal. We find that by pairing regulatory flexibility with an enabling technology, within an appropriate economics context, we can increase resource access opportunities and enhance current sharing arrangements.