Co-primary Spectrum Sharing and Its Impact on MNOs’ Business Model Scalability

  • Petri Ahokangas
  • Kari Horneman
  • Marja Matinmikko
  • Seppo Yrjölä
  • Harri Posti
  • Hanna Okkonen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 172)

Abstract

This paper focuses on inter-operator spectrum sharing, specifically co-primary spectrum sharing (CoPSS), that denotes the case where two or more MNOs (mobile network operators) operate in the same frequency band. Specifically, we discuss the concept and its impact on the mobile network operators’ (MNO) business model scalability potential. CoPSS has several technical and business advantages in volatile demand conditions. It highlights predefined policies and rules for sharing, utilization of subscriber and usage profiles for spectrum resource allocation, hybrid business models, value differentiation between exclusive and shared spectrum licenses, utilization of customer experience management systems (CEM) for value differentiation, and utilization of the LTE ecosystem.

Keywords

Co-primary Spectrum sharing Business models MNOs 

Copyright information

© ICST Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Petri Ahokangas
    • 1
  • Kari Horneman
    • 1
  • Marja Matinmikko
    • 1
  • Seppo Yrjölä
    • 1
  • Harri Posti
    • 1
  • Hanna Okkonen
    • 1
  1. 1.Oulu Business SchoolUniversity of OuluOuluFinland

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