Blockchain Based Framework for Modeling and Evaluating 5G Spectrum Sharing

Praveen Gorla, Vinay Chamola, Vikas Hassija, Nirwan Ansari

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The fifth-generation (5G) cellular technology aims at providing network services at high speed with reliable Quality of Service (QoS). To enable this, 5G deploys Massive Multi-Input Multi-Out-put (MIMO) to increase the capacity of a Base Station (BS) and the efficiency of the network. Provisioning guaranteed and reliable services to support MIMO requires effective resource management. Blockchain is a highly promising solution to enable multi-dimensional management of various resources such as spectrum allocation and user association. It can potentially mitigate spectrum under-utilization and can help in scaling up the deployment of different 5G services. In this article, we present a model for Blockchain-based multi-operator service provisioning for 5G users with Intra and Inter spectrum management among multiple telecom operators. In particular, we present a Blockchain-based implementation model for spectrum sharing between the operators to minimize spectrum under-utilization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number9246619
Pages (from-to)229-235
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Network
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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