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Three-Tier Shared Spectrum, Shared Infrastructure, and a Path to 5G

Three-Tier Shared Spectrum, Shared Infrastructure, and a Path to 5G


  • Date Published: August 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107196964

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  • Written by a leading expert in the field, this unique book describes the technical requirements for three-tier shared spectrum as well as key policy rationale and the impact for 5G. Detail is provided on the inception of the concept and its implementation in the US Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), along with descriptions of standards for deployment, algorithms required for implementation, and the broader consequences for wireless network and service architectures. The economic and innovation incentives offered by three-tier spectrum are described, along with potential outcomes such as widely deployed neutral host networks. There is also detailed technical analysis of the unique challenges introduced by three-tier spectrum, such as co-existence among non-cooperating networks. Covering a wide range of spectrum bands, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) international allocations, and rule structures that can be adapted for different regimes, this is ideal for an international readership of communications engineers, policy-makers, regulators, and industry strategic planners.

    • Written by a leading expert in the field
    • Presents unique coverage of technical requirements as well as policy, regulation, and standards
    • Is up to date with current developments and future prospects in the industry
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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107196964
    • length: 344 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 179 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.83kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Spectrum Sharing Background:
    1. Introduction to three tier spectrum sharing
    2. Prior dynamic spectrum sharing regimes
    Part II. Three Tier Dynamic Spectrum Models:
    3. Key aspects of PCAST recommendations
    4. US FCC CBRS regulations, and other international activity
    Part III. Components of a Three Tier Architecture:
    5. Three tier spectrum admission control systems
    6. Admission control management of access point devices and their clients
    7. Taxonomy of protection methods to be provided across and within tiers
    Part IV. Protection Processes for Incumbents and Peers:
    8. General process for database system operation
    9. Protection of incumbent satellite operations
    10. Protection to and from terrestrial access points and point-to-point networks
    11. Protection to and from radar systems
    12. Coexistence between unprotected peer devices
    Part V. Example Use of Three Tier Spectrum:
    13. Device and network interaction with the spectrum access system
    14. CBRS SAS requirements
    Part IV. Future Bands, Network Services, Business Models, and Technology:
    15. Potential services and business models enabled by three tier spectrum
    16. Candidate incumbent bands for three tier spectrum sharing
    17. From shared spectrum, to shared infrastructure, to a new model of 5G
    18. Future actions to deploy more three tier spectrum bands and nations
    19. Alternatives to three tier operation
    20. Conclusions and a look ahead
    Part VII. Appendices: Appendix A. Terms and acronyms
    Appendix B. Symbols
    Appendix C. Opportunity cost model of spectrum utilization.

  • Author

    Preston Marshall
    Preston Marshall led the Google and Alphabet Inc. efforts to establish the technical, commercial, and regulatory ecosystem to make three-tier spectrum a success in the USA. He was a major participant in the USA PCAST study that was the basis of the three-tier concept. He chairs the Wireless Innovation Forum Spectrum Sharing Committee, and is founding vice chair of the CBRS Alliance. Previously he was Deputy Director of the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) at the University of Southern California (USC), Research Professor at USC's Electrical Engineering Department, and Program Manager for wireless, cognitive radio, and networking programs at the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

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