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Spectrum Wars: The Rise of 5G and Beyond

Spectrum Wars: The Rise of 5G and Beyond

By (author): Jennifer A. Manner
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781630819163

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This exciting new book, which builds on the author’s previous book, Spectrum Wars: The Policy and Technology Debate, discusses the evolution of spectrum use and management caused by the rise of 5G and beyond in all wireless technologies, from terrestrial wireless, including mobile and fixed, to non-terrestrial including satellite and drone technologies. A survey of these new technologies and use cases are included, allowing the reader to understand the technical, operational, and commercial context of these systems.


This book addresses how the traditional methods used in evaluating spectrum management have changed, including the use and need of low, medium, and high band spectrum to meet user demands and the use of tools such as spectrum sharing to make available much needed spectrum for 5G and beyond. The book also examines how governments are making additional spectrum available for all uses, including recent spectrum auctions, clearing, and shared networks. Public policy challenges, such as the digital divide and the impact of the pandemic, are explored in relation to their impact on spectrum management. Finally, the evolution to 6G that is already occurring, and the impact that 6G will likely have on spectrum management in the future, is reviewed. Written by an expert in the field, this book provides a thoughtful approach to the overall spectrum management regime from allocating spectrum to having it released into the market for 5G and beyond.

Chapter I: Introduction: The Changing World of Spectrum
1.1 5G and Beyond Technologies: Their Demand for Access to Spectrum
1.2 The Search for Access for Additional Spectrum to Meet 5G and Beyond Goals 1.3 Spectrum Availability Today
1.4 The Role of Technology
1.5 The Role of the Spectrum Management and Regulatory Process
1.6 Next Steps


Chapter 2: The Evolving International Spectrum Regulatory Landscape
2.1 Introduction; Overview of the ITU Spectrum Management Responsibilities
2.2 Overview of the International Table of Frequency Allocations and the WRC Process 2.3 JTU-R Leadership and Participation
2.3 ITU-R Leadership and Participation
2.4 The Negotiations
2.5 The Role of WRC and the Identification of Spectrum for IMT Enabling 5G
2.6 Conclusion; Thoughts for the Future


Chapter 3: The Evolving Domestic Spectrum Regulatory Landscape
3.1 Overview
3 .2 The Structure of Domestic Spectrum Managers
3.3 Managing the Domestic Table of Frequency Allocations
3.4 Assigning Spectrum for Particular Uses
3.5 Domestic Licensing of Radio Services
3.6 The Role of Spectrum Hannonization and Its Importance in a 5G and Beyond World 3.7 Evolving Trends That Impact Licensing Decisions in a 5G and Beyond World
3.8 Conclusion


Chapter 4: 5G Technology Overview 4.1 Terrestrial Mobile Wireless Services
4.1 Terrestrial Mobile Wireless Services
4.2 Fixed Terrestrial Wireless
4.3 Non-Terrestrial Technologies
4.4 High Altitude Platforms and Similar Technologies
4.5 Conclusion


Chapter 5: 5G and Beyond: Drivers of Change, Use Cases Driving 5G, Future Challenges and the Race to Be First
5. 1 Overview
5.2 Drivers of Change
5.3 Use Cases Driving 5GC
5.4 The Main 5G Technology Adoption Challenges
5.5 The Race to Be First


Chapter 6 Meeting the Growing Demand for Spectrum for 5G for All Technologies
6.1 Overview
6.2 The Changing World of Spectrum Sharing and Efficiency
6.3 Public versus Private Networks
6.4 Hybrid networks and challenges
6.5 The Need for a Three dimensional spectrum model 6.6 Conclusion
6.6 Conclusion


Chapter 7: Enabling the Use of Additional Spectrum for 5G
7. I Introduction
7.2 Getting Spectrum Into the Hands of Operators
7.3 Access to the 28 GHz Band for 5G Terrestrial Services
7.4 Accessing higher frequency bands (above 30 GHz)
7.5 Set-asides for industrial/private networks
7.6 Local Licensing
7.7 Increasing Access to Government Spectrum by Commercial Operators
7.8 Regional and Sub-Regional Harmonization and Implementation of SG Bands 7.9 The Challenges of Increased Use by Satellite Systems
7.9 The Challenges of Increased Use by Satellite Systems
7. IO Remaining Challenges in Implementing New Spectrum Management/Assignment Regimes to Accommodate 5G and Beyond


Chapter 8: 6G and Beyond
8.1 Introduction: 60 Status and Challenges
8.2 What Does 6G Look Like and What Is the Likely Impact on Spectrum Management
8.3 Regulators and Spectrum Managers Must Begin Planning to Meet 60 Spectrum Needs
8.4 Non-Spectrum Solutions to Connectivity: Optical and Quantum
8.5 Conclusion


Chapter 9: Conclusion: Challenges Ahead
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Greater Spectrum Use
9.3 The Protection of Incumbent Use
9.4 Making Additional Spectrum Available on A Technology Neutral Basis
9.5 Reducing Regulatory Burdens and Fees
9.6 Achieving Global Harmonization
9.7 Competition
9.8 Conclusion

  • Jennifer A. Manner

    is the senior vice president of regulatory affairs at EchoStar Corporation/Hughes Network Systems LLC. Prior to this, Ms. Manner was deputy chief of the Office of Engineering and Technology and also served as deputy chief of the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. Ms. Manner previously served as vice president of regulatory affairs at SkyTerra Communications, LLC, senior counsel to FCC Commissioner Kathleen Abernathy, and associate counsel for foreign market access and international wireless services and director of international alliances at MCI/WorldCom. Prior to this position, Ms. Manner was an associate in the communications group at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld, L.P., and attorney-advisor at the FCC.

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