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Dimensions of cooperative spectrum sharing: Rights and enforcement

Cui, L and Gomez, MM and Weiss, MBH (2014) Dimensions of cooperative spectrum sharing: Rights and enforcement. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Sharing of radio spectrum requires a careful and nuanced understanding of the rights of incumbents and spectrum entrants. In addition, the dynamics of stakeholders can be understood by examining how various rights are arranged (and rearranged) among them. Importantly, understanding the rights and their distribution is the predicate to developing rational and useful enforcement approaches. In this paper, we show that spectrum sharing involves a rearrangement of the rights associated with radio spectrum among stakeholders. We show how this rearrangement of rights implies the definition of new bundles of rights, appropriate to each particular sharing scenario. We discover these rights - and their (re)arrangement - by examining several cases of spectrum use. We begin with the rights associated with exclusive use and proceed to consider rights arrangement in commons and different spectrum sharing configurations. Further, in the case of commons, we explicitly examine how governance of commons can affect the rights distribution in spectrum. In each case, the bundles of rights associated with each stakeholder changes. New bundles of rights have consequences, not only on the behavior of spectrum users but also on the enforcement process. Our examination of the bundles of rights shows that each rearrangement results in different approaches to enforcement. We demonstrate this by revisiting enforcement in the cases we examine. © 2014 IEEE.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Cui, Llic49@pitt.eduLIC49
Gomez, MMmmg62@pitt.eduMMG620000-0002-7161-9359
Weiss, MBHmbw@pitt.eduMBW0000-0001-6785-0913
Date: 1 January 2014
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks, DYSPAN 2014
Page Range: 416 - 426
Event Type: Conference
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1109/dyspan.2014.6817825
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Telecommunications
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781479926619
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2014 20:57
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 16:55


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