Overview of Spectrum Sharing Models: A Path Towards 5G Spectrum Toolboxes

  • Gcina DludlaEmail author
  • Luzango Mfupe
  • Fisseha Mekuria
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 244)


In this paper three spectrum sharing models are studied and their relative merits are outlined to allow dynamic spectrum sharing in all bands of interest. The main criterion is to improve the availability of underutilized spectrum for secondary wireless broadband networks. The three database-assisted spectrum sharing models studied in this paper are the Licensed Shared Access (LSA), Spectrum Access System (SAS) and Television White Space (TVWS). This paper proposes a unified spectrum sharing database-assisted model as solution for improving the broadband connectivity of underserved communities and improving spectrum availability for high bandwidth services in the fifth generation (5G) networks.


DSM Spectrum sharing LSA SAS TVWS Spectrum database Interference 5G spectrum Broadband 



The authors would like to thank colleagues at the CSIR Meraka Institute and The CSIR R&D units for funding this work, under the auspices of the CSIR Thematic R&D funding.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CSIR Meraka InstitutePretoriaSouth Africa

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