Google, Inc., USA
Posters-Accepted Abstracts: Sensor Netw Data Commun
The United States FCC has recently approved regulations creating a new model of spectrum access (Part 96 at 3.55 GHz), providing three tiers of usage, femtocell appropriate operating limitations, shared access to unused Federal spectrum, a single band accessible by both protected and unprotected users, and flexible, short term licensing spectrum auctions, among other unique features. Although the sharing of Federal spectrum has received a large amount of attention, the implications of being able to use both protected and unprotected interchangeable and flexibly in the same band has very significant implications for a very wide range of wireless deployment models. This band creates the opportunity for carriers to deploy high-density capacity focused indoor and outdoor networks. However, the same supplier ecosystem can be used by nontraditional LTE suppliers to offer LTE services directly to the same handset band in use by carriers. The short term and flexible nature of the spectrum regulations make scalable deployments practical, without massive capital investment, and long delays for band clearing. This results in an opportunity for Wi-Fi like deployment models to utilize the benefits of LTE air interfaces and infrastructure, without the necessity of dedicated, exclusive use spectrum. This presentation will provide an overview of the regulatory and technical requirements of operation in this new band, and will then explore the implications for operators, suppliers, and potential new users of the band.
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