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Spectrum overlay through aggregation of heterogeneous dispersed bands

Kaltenberger, Florian; Foukalas, Fotis; Holland, Oliver; Pietrzyk, Slawomir; Thao, Somsaï; Vivier, Guillaume

EUCNC 2014, European Conference on Networks and Communications, 23 June 2014, Bologna, Italy

Carrier Aggregation has been included in 4G systems such as 3GPP LTE-Advanced to allow the utilization of larger (up to 100MHz) and fragmented spectrum. Aggregation is happening at the MAC layer and each carrier is using the same PHY layer. Further, given the nature of LTE, each of these carriers must use a licensed frequency band. In the SOLDER project we will go further by aggregating heterogeneous radio access technologies with potentially different spectrum access schemes such as unlicensed or light-licensed. This is an important step towards fulfilling the requirements of spectrum hungry 5G systems. This paper presents the scenarios, vision and possible technical solutions envisioned in the SOLDER project.

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Title:Spectrum overlay through aggregation of heterogeneous dispersed bands
Keywords:Spectrum Aggregation; LTE-Advanced; 4G/5G; Heterogeneous Radio Access; Heterogeneous Networks
Department:Communication systems
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Bibtex: @inproceedings{EURECOM+4307, doi = { }, year = {2014}, title = {{S}pectrum overlay through aggregation of heterogeneous dispersed bands}, author = {{K}altenberger, {F}lorian and {F}oukalas, {F}otis and {H}olland, {O}liver and {P}ietrzyk, {S}lawomir and {T}hao, {S}omsa{\"i} and {V}ivier, {G}uillaume}, booktitle = {{EUCNC} 2014, {E}uropean {C}onference on {N}etworks and {C}ommunications, 23 {J}une 2014, {B}ologna, {I}taly}, address = {{B}ologna, {ITALY}}, month = {06}, url = {} }
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