Regulatory issues for multi-operator small cells
Document number: SCF019
A review of regulation surrounding spectrum sharing for multi-operator small cells finds that in most countries there are unlikely to be any fundamental legal obstacles which would prevent MOCN deployments. Spectrum sharing is possible through joint ventures in some regions and license trading/leasing arrangements in others. New schemes are being defined for Licensed Shared Access in Europe and Authorised Shared Access in the US, which could bring further opportunities for multi-operator small cells in the near future.
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