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1. (WO2016056964) DYNAMIC MULTI-OPERATOR SPECTRUM ACTIVATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/056964    International Application No.:    PCT/SE2014/051191
Publication Date: Fri Apr 15 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Fri Oct 10 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: H04W 48/18
H04W 48/10
H04W 48/12
H04W 88/10
H04W 52/02
Applicants: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
Inventors: HESSLER, Martin
FRENGER, Pål
ERIKSSON, Erik
RUNE, Göran
Title: DYNAMIC MULTI-OPERATOR SPECTRUM ACTIVATION
Abstract:
According to an aspect of the teachings herein, dynamic cell activation uses the spectrum of a spectrum owner to provide wireless communication services in a location that may not be served by the spectrum owner. For example, a base station determines which one of two or more network operators is targeted by a wireless device requesting access, and correspondingly activates communication services for the device, using spectrum owned by the targeted network operator. Advantageously, the cell(s) may not be persistent and instead may be provided only when access is requested and then only in the spectrum of the targeted network operator(s). This approach offers power savings as compared to providing persistent cells for multiple network operators. Further, the contemplated arrangement makes it economic for third parties and network operators to use of operator-owned spectrum that might otherwise remain unexploited in the involved locations.