Regulatory Considerations in the 5G Era: The 5GCity Neutral Host Case

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Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 560)


The need for densification in 5G networks will necessitate the installation of large amounts of small cells in dense urban environments in order to meet future demands for capacity. The Neutral Host model has been proposed as a potential solution to this problem. This paper discusses the general regulatory considerations of 5G networks and specific considerations that relate to the Neutral Host model as this has been examined as part of the H2020 Project 5GCity.


5G networks Network densification Neutral Host Regulation Spectrum sharing 



We like to acknowledge the efforts of all the partners of the 5GCity project consortium. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 761508.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.inCITES ConsultingStrassenLuxembourg
  2. 2.Wind Tre S.p.A.RhoItaly

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