Guest Editorial Spectrum Sharing and Aggregation for Future Wireless Networks, Part i

Theodoros A. Tsiftsis, Guoru Ding, Yulong Zou, George K. Karagiannidis, Zhu Han, Lajos Hanzo

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Welcome to the IEEE JSAC special issue on Spectrum Sharing and Aggregation for Future Wireless Networks. The conception of this special issue is motivated by the following observations: the ever-increasing penetration of both the mobile Internet and of the Internet-of-things is gradually clogging up the most valuable spectral bands available in the sub-2 GHz frequency range for future wireless networks. Hence there is an urgent need for improved spectrum exploitation to satisfy this demand. It is expected that the wireless tele-traffic will continue to grow quite dramatically in the ensuing years, hence further widening the spectrum-supply versus demand gap. In order to mitigate this gap, spectrum sharing and aggregation have been well recognized as promising approaches, which led to rapid advances by harnessing a large cross-section of the research community. Nonetheless, there are numerous unsolved technical challenges. This special issue aims for reporting on some of these cutting-edge advances in spectrum sharing and aggregation, whilst opening new avenues of research in this area.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7589167
Pages (from-to)2533-2536
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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