Spectrum Matching in Licensed Spectrum

Butt, M. M. , Macaluso, I., Eduard, J., Bradford, J., Marchetti, N. and Doyle, L. (2018) Spectrum Matching in Licensed Spectrum. Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, 29(10), e3476. (doi:10.1002/ett.3476)

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Spectrum sharing is one of the promising solutions to meet the spectrum demand in 5G networks that results from the emerging services like machine to machine and vehicle to infrastructure communication. The idea is to allow a set of entities access the spectrum whenever and wherever it is unused by the licensed users. In the proposed framework, different spectrum provider (SP) networks with surplus spectrum available may rank the operators requiring the spectrum, called spectrum users (SUs) hereafter, differently in terms of their preference to lease spectrum, based for example on target business market considerations of the SUs. Similarly, SUs rank SPs depending on a number of criteria, for example based on coverage and availability in a service area. Ideally, both SPs and SUs prefer to provide/get spectrum to/from the operator of their first choice, but this is not necessarily always possible due to conflicting preferences. We apply matching theory algorithms with the aim to resolve the conflicting preferences of the SPs and SUs and quantify the effect of the proposed matching theory approach on establishing preferred (spectrum) provider-user network pairs. We discuss both one-to-one and many-to-one spectrum sharing scenarios and evaluate the performance using Monte Carlo simulations. The results show that comprehensive gains in terms of preferred matching of the provider-user network pairs can be achieved by applying matching theory for spectrum sharing as compared to uncoordinated spectrum allocation of the available spectrum to the SUs.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Butt, Dr Muhammad Majid
Authors: Butt, M. M., Macaluso, I., Eduard, J., Bradford, J., Marchetti, N., and Doyle, L.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Journal Name:Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies
ISSN (Online):2161-3915
Published Online:19 July 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 John Wiley and Sons Ltd
First Published:First published in Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies 29(10):e3476
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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