Aggregation of Spectrum Opportunities

Florian Kaltenberger, Theodoros A. Tsiftsis, Fotis Foukalas, Shuyu Ping, Oliver Holland

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

To satisfy the demand of future mobile networks, they will need to make use of as much spectrum as possible. However, spectrum for wireless communication is scarce, fragmented, and the rules for its use are very heterogeneous. This chapter describes the state of the art in LTE-Advanced aggregation technologies, which are an effective means to exploit a large amount of spectrum. Further, we also show how carrier aggregation can facilitate access other parts of the spectrum, most notably unlicensed ISM bands and light-licensed TVWS bands.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOpportunistic Spectrum Sharing and White Space Access
Subtitle of host publicationThe Practical Reality
Publisherwiley
Pages221-238
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781119057246
ISBN (Print)9781118893746
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 24 2015

Keywords

  • Carrier aggregation
  • Licensed LTE spectrum
  • Long term evolution (LTE)-advanced (A) system
  • TV white spaces (TVWS) communication
  • Unlicensed bands

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science(all)

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