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Coexistence of LTE Networks Under LSA Paradigm in 2.6 GHz Band

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This paper proposes a sharing scenario based on License Shared Access (LSA) framework with coexistence management between licensed Mobile Network Operator (MNO) and vertical MNOs. This allows the primary LSA license holder to lease the spectrum to the vertical operators when it is not used by the primary operator. We demonstrate the system in a real network consisting of two LTE-A base stations and core network, LSA Repository and LSA Controller. Furthermore, we implement the communication of the relevant network configuration parameters between the LSA Controllers in order to enable coexistence with interference-free conditions.

The work has been funded by the EU H2020 project COHERENT (contract no. 671639). The work by Adrian Kliks was also supported by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education funds for the status activity project “Cognitive and sustainable communication systems”.

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Ojaniemi, J. et al. (2019). Coexistence of LTE Networks Under LSA Paradigm in 2.6 GHz Band. In: Moerman, I., Marquez-Barja, J., Shahid, A., Liu, W., Giannoulis, S., Jiao, X. (eds) Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks. CROWNCOM 2018. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, vol 261. Springer, Cham.

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