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3G-5G Spectrum Bundling: Strategies for Rapid Technology Adoption for the 5G Communication Standard

Idachaba, F.E. (2017) 3G-5G Spectrum Bundling: Strategies for Rapid Technology Adoption for the 5G Communication Standard. In: World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science, October 25-27, 2017, San Francisco, USA.

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The increasing demand for bandwidth and the need for higher data rate for both voice and data transmission has made it mandatory for a review of the current communication technologies and standards. The 5G telecommunication standard expected to be deployed in 2020 offers a number of capacity and bandwidth enhancements over the current 3G and 4G standards however, the challenges associated with the frequency spectrum being proposed for the 5G network will place a limit on the cell sizes and thus a rollout will require a massive investment in infrastructure. This paper proposes a bundling of the 5G spectrum with the existing 3G spectrum so as to enable operators share BTS cell site resources between both the existing 3G networks and the 5G network. The key advantages of this approach include a minimal requirement of CAPEX and OPEX required to deploy the 5G technology, a quicker return on investment for the operators and an improved user experience due to a reduction in the number of dropped calls as a result of the availability of both the 3G and the 5G spectrum.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: 3G, 5G, Colocation, Infrastructure sharing, spectrum bundling.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2018 12:56
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2018 12:56

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