9th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks

Research Article

Business Scenarios for Incumbent Spectrum Users in Licensed Shared Access (LSA)

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.crowncom.2014.255408,
        author={Petri Ahokangas and Marja Matinmikko and Seppo Yrj\o{}l\aa{} and Miia Mustonen and Esko Luttinen and Jukka Kemppainen},
        title={Business Scenarios for Incumbent Spectrum Users in Licensed Shared Access (LSA)},
        proceedings={9th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={CROWNCOM},
        year={2014},
        month={7},
        keywords={business scenarios licensed shared access lsa spectrum sharing},
        doi={10.4108/icst.crowncom.2014.255408}
    }
    
  • Petri Ahokangas
    Marja Matinmikko
    Seppo Yrjölä
    Miia Mustonen
    Esko Luttinen
    Jukka Kemppainen
    Year: 2014
    Business Scenarios for Incumbent Spectrum Users in Licensed Shared Access (LSA)
    CROWNCOM
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.crowncom.2014.255408
Petri Ahokangas1, Marja Matinmikko2,*, Seppo Yrjölä3, Miia Mustonen2, Esko Luttinen4, Jukka Kemppainen5
  • 1: Oulu Business School
  • 2: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • 3: Nokia Solutions and Networks
  • 4: University of Oulu
  • 5: EXFO
*Contact email: marja.matinmikko@vtt.fi

Abstract

This paper presents business scenarios for incumbent spectrum users in the new Licensed Shared Access (LSA) concept. The LSA concept aims at improving spectrum usage efficiency by introducing additional licensed spectrum users on spectrum bands whose incumbent use would permit it, while guaranteeing certain quality of service (QoS) for all users. The LSA concept could help mobile network operators (MNOs) to gain access to new spectrum bands on a shared basis in a timely manner. As the LSA concept is based on voluntariness, it needs to provide incentives for the incumbent spectrum users for the introduction of sharing. Using a foresight approach called integral scenario methodology, we propose a set of scenarios for incumbent spectrum users in LSA based on their business focus (defensive vs. aggressive) and mode of change (open vs. closed). The created scenarios are described and analyzed from regulation, business and technology perspectives, highlighting the business potential created by the introduction of LSA. The evaluation of the developed business scenarios indicates that a defensive approach for the business focus for incumbents might be preferred to focus narrowly on traditional business models. However, an aggressive approach to pursue new business opportunities with LSA might open up new opportunities which, today, cannot yet be foreseen.