Aggregation of Spectrum Opportunities

Florian Kaltenberger*, Theodoros A. Tsiftsis, Fotis Foukalas, Shuyu Ping, Oliver Holland

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To satisfy the demand of future mobile networks, they will need to make use of as much spectrum as possible. However, spectrum for wireless communication is scarce, fragmented, and the rules for its use are very heterogeneous. This chapter describes the state of the art in LTE-Advanced aggregation technologies, which are an effective means to exploit a large amount of spectrum. Further, we also show how carrier aggregation can facilitate access other parts of the spectrum, most notably unlicensed ISM bands and light-licensed TVWS bands.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOpportunistic Spectrum Sharing and White Space Access: The Practical Reality
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781119057246
ISBN (Print)9781118893746
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2015


  • Carrier aggregation
  • Licensed LTE spectrum
  • Long term evolution (LTE)-advanced (A) system
  • TV white spaces (TVWS) communication
  • Unlicensed bands


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