Free Spectrum for IoT: How Much Can It Take?

Al Homssi, B, Hourani, A, Evans, R, Gomez Chavez, K, Sithamparanathan, K, Rowe, W and Loney, M 2018, 'Free Spectrum for IoT: How Much Can It Take?', in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC Workshops 2018), Kansas City, Missouri, United States, 24-29 May 2018, pp. 1550-1555.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Free Spectrum for IoT: How Much Can It Take?
Author(s) Al Homssi, B
Hourani, A
Evans, R
Gomez Chavez, K
Sithamparanathan, K
Rowe, W
Loney, M
Year 2018
Conference name IEEE ICC 2018: 3rd workshop on Convergent Internet of Things (C-IoT)
Conference location Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Conference dates 24-29 May 2018
Proceedings title Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC Workshops 2018)
Publisher IEEE
Place of publication United States
Start page 1550
End page 1555
Total pages 6
Abstract Vast numbers of IoT devices will soon be deployed in a ubiquitous manner connecting billions of small sensors to the Internet. The means of connectivity will be primarily provided by wireless networks. This paper presents the results of a spectrum occupancy experiment conducted in the ISM-band in Melbourne, Australia. The focus of this experiment is on the spectrum window of the already highly utilized 915-928~MHz as a potential candidate for some IoT technologies. The aim of this paper is to quantify the feasibility of using this free spectrum band for present and future IoT applications. We classify the spectrum measurements according to the population densities and we formulate a relation between the current spectrum occupancy and the underlaying population density. Based on the current occupancy figures and by using the pure ALOHA access model due to its similarity to the access models currently deployed in class-licensed bands, we draw future paradigms on the available spectral room for additional IoT services in this band.
Subjects Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified
Wireless Communications
Keyword(s) IoT
spectral occupancy
spectrum measurements
spectrum survey
LPWAN
ALOHA
DOI - identifier 10.1109/ICCW.2018.8403749
Copyright notice Copyright © 2018 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. All rights reserved.
ISBN 9781538643297
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