Print Email Facebook Twitter On the expiration date of spectrum sharing in mobile cellular networks Title On the expiration date of spectrum sharing in mobile cellular networks Author Janssen, T. Litjens, R. Sowerby, K.W. Publication year 2014 Abstract Driven by a combination of flat lining revenues and an explosive growth in the mobile data traffic and hence the need for network resources, mobile operators consider infrastructure-and spectrum sharing as a means to reduce operational costs. We develop and apply an assessment approach to quantify the benefits associated with spectrum sharing in an infrastructure-shared environment, and estimate the evolution of the derived 'spectrum sharing dividend' as traffic loads, radio access technologies, spectrum availability and performance targets change over time. The obtained insights can assist operators and regulators in their assessment of the merit of spectrum sharing. Analysis shows that operators with loads that peak at different times continue to benefit significantly by sharing spectrum, despite the diminishing 'trunking gains' of spectrum sharing as individual operator loads and capacities increase over time. © 2014 IFIP. Subject Communication & InformationNT - Network Technology ; PNS - Performance of Networks & ServicesTS - Technical SciencesInfrastructuresTelecommunicationInformation SocietySpectrum sharingNetwork sharingMobile networksPerformance analysis To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:9c8a6134-cc61-415a-b07d-033deb4c6244 DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/wiopt.2014.6850337 TNO identifier 513396 Publisher IEEE Computer Society, Piscataway, NJ Source 12th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks, WiOpt 2014, 12-16 May 2014, Hammamet, 490-496 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.