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Open and Regionalised Spectrum Repositories for Emerging Countries

Arcia-Moret, Andrés , Arjuna Sathiaseelan, Marco Zennaro, Freddy Rondón, Ermanno Pietrosemoli and David Johnson (2016) Open and Regionalised Spectrum Repositories for Emerging Countries. In Proceedings 2016 Workshop on Global Access to the Internet for All (GAIA 2016), pages 13-18, Madrid, Spain.

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TV White Spaces have recently been proposed as an alter- native to alleviate the spectrum crunch, characterised by the need to reallocate frequency bands to accommodate the ever-growing demand for wireless communications. In this paper, we discuss the motivations and challenges for col- lecting spectrum measurements in developing regions and discuss a scalable system for communities to gather and provide access to White Spaces information through open and regionalised repositories. We further discuss two rele- vant aspects. First, we propose a cooperative mechanism for sensing spectrum availability using a detector approach. Second, we propose a strategy (and an architecture) on the database side to implement spectrum governance. Other aspects of the work include discussion of an extensive mea- surement campaign showing a number of white spaces in de- veloping regions, an overview of our experience on low-cost spectrum analysers, and the architecture of Zebra − RFO, an application for processing crowd-sourced spectrum data.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Subjects:C Computer Systems Organization: C.2 COMPUTER-COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
ID Code:1157
Deposited By:Lamola, M.M
Deposited On:17 Febuary 2017