Traditional spectrum refarming methods can be costly and time-consuming. But in the absence of limitless new greenfield spectrum, some refarming can benefit the deployment of a new generation of mobile technology.
According to a new research note, many operators are avoiding the headaches of static refarming by using new Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) technology. DSS, designed to be implementable by a simple software upgrade, allows operators to adjust the amount of network resources devoted to LTE and 5G based on traffic requirements.
This approach means that spectrum can be made available for 5G sooner, and without impacting their 4G subscribers.
An explanation of the concept, its benefits, and its adoption by operators and vendors worldwide, is available to Spectrum Research Service subscribers here. This is a part of our new dossier on Spectrum Refarming and DSS, also available to Spectrum Research Services subscribers here.