Provided by: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Date Added: Sep 2012
Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) techniques based on the exclusive-use model provide a huge opportunity for Wireless Service Providers (WSPs) to improve the spectrum utilization in their licensed bands and generate additional profits by allowing temporary wireless access to unsubscribed Secondary Users (SUs). This paper presents a techno-economic analysis for regulated SU access based on a novel Base Station (BS) centric framework, where SUs co-exist with the subscribers, i.e., Primary Users (PUs), on a mutually exclusive basis. Considering the highly competitive WSP environment, the proposed framework is aimed at maximizing the localized spectrum utilization within the static spectrum licensed to the WSP, and assumes no co-operation and no spectrum sharing among WSPs, thus making this a business case for implementation.