Spectrum Aggregation: Overview and Challenges

Wei Wang, Zhaoyang Zhang, Aiping Huang


Spectrum aggregation has recently received much attention due to the quick increasing services. This technique makes it possible that multiple spectrum bands are ultilized by the same user to satisfy the large bandwidth demand of the service and achieve better performance. This paper provides an overview on spectrum aggregation. The important research progresses on spectrum aggregation for LTE-Advanced and dynamic spectrum access are briefly described respectively. Finally, some research challenges of protocols and algorithms are addressed for future studies.


spectrum aggregation; overview; LTE-Advanced; dynamic spectrum access

Full Text:


DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/npa.v2i1.329

To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the 'macrothink.org' domain to your e-mail 'safe list'. If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox', check your 'bulk mail' or 'junk mail' folders.

Copyright © Macrothink Institute ISSN 1943-3581