Wireless Network Virtualization: Opportunities for Spectrum Sharing in the 3.5 GHz Band
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 3.5 GHz band. We pair this innovative regulatory approach with another novel arrangement, Wireless Network Virtualization, and thus assess the resulting opportunities from the perspectives of regulation, technology and economics. To this end, we have established a comprehensive foundation for further exploration and development of virtualized networks that would provide significant opportunities for enabling and enhancing current sharing arrangements.
KeywordsWireless Network Virtualization Spectrum sharing
This work has been supported in part by the U.S. National Science Foundation under Grant 1443796.
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