Research is collaboration with stakeholders

Dr. Marja Matinmikko-Blue

Marja Matinmikko-Blue

Dr.Sc. (Tech.), Ph.D.

Senior Research Fellow
Wireless Communications

120 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The author has a h-index of 23.00. (Google Scholar)


Dr. Sc. (Tech), Ph.D. Marja Matinmikko-Blue is Senior Research Fellow and Project Manager at Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC), University of Oulu. She conducts interdisciplinary research on future mobile communication networks from business, technology and regulatory perspectives. She has led research projects that have demonstrated world's first spectrum sharing trials of Licensed Shared Access (LSA) concept and proposed a novel 5G micro operator concept in close collaboration between academia, industry and regulators.

Currently, she is Research Coordinator of 6G-Enabled Wireless Smart Ecosystem & Society - 6Genesis Flagship. She has published over 120 scientific papers and participated in spectrum regulatory forums in Europe (CEPT) and globally (ITU) including preparation of over 100 contributions and chairmanship of cognitive radio system studies. Her current research interest include mobile communication system design, spectrum sharing techniques, new spectrum valuation and licensing models, and local operator models for 5G networks.

Research interests

  • wireless communications, spectrum management, regulation, 5G, new operator business models

Doctoral theses

Industrial engineering and management (2018):

Communications engineering (2012):


Scientific merits

  • Young Scientist of the Year 2013 award from Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion

Selected publications

  • Hiltunen, Kimmo; Matinmikko-Blue, Marja; Latva-aho, Matti (2018) Impact of Interference Between Neighbouring 5G Micro Operators. - Wireless personal communications 100 (1), 127-144 . Original: Self-archived:
  • Matinmikko, Marja; Roivainen, Antti; Latva-aho, Matti; Hiltunen, Kimmo (2018) Interference study of micro licensing for 5G micro operator small cell deployments. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - Cognitive radio oriented wireless networks. CrownCom 2017.. Marques P., Radwan A., Mumtaz S., Noguet D., Rodriguez J., Gundlach M.. Lecture notes of the institute for computer sciences, social informatics and telecommunications engineering 228. Cham. 264-275. Original: Self-archived: [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Matinmikko, Marja; Latva-aho, Matti; Ahokangas, Petri; Yrjölä, Seppo; Koivumäki, Timo (2017) Micro operators to boost local service delivery in 5G. - Wireless personal communications 95 (1), 69-82 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Matinmikko-Blue, Marja; Latva-aho, Matti (2017) Micro operators accelerating 5G deployment. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS). Ei sarjaa/No series. 368-372. Original: Self-archived: [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Matinmikko, Marja; Latva-aho, Matti (2017) 5G tuo verkkoihin mikro-operaattorit. - (2), 54-57 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Matinmikko, Marja; Latva-aho, Matti; Ahokangas, Petri; Seppänen, Veikko (2017) On regulations for 5G : Micro licensing for locally operated networks. - Telecommunications policy : the international Journal of ICT economy, governance and society online first, online first . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Matinmikko, Marja; Mustonen, Miia; Haapasalo, Harri (2017) Stakeholder analysis for future use of the ultra-high frequency (UHF) band. - International journal of technology, policy and management 17 (2), 159-183 . [Original]
  • Matinmikko, Marja; Yrjölä, Seppo; Mustonen, Miia; Ahokangas, Petri; Horneman, Kari (2017) Licensed shared access (LSA) and three-tier spectrum sharing models: regulation, business and technology perspectives. 5G Wireless Technologies. Alexiou, Angeliki. - Ei sarjaa/No series. London, United Kingdom. 363-387. [Original]
  • Mustonen, Miia; Matinmikko, Marja; Holland, Oliver; Roberson, Dennis (2017) Process model for recent spectrum sharing concepts in policy making. - Telecommunications policy 41 (5-6), 391-404 . [Original]
  • Shashika Manosha, K. B.; Matinmikko-Blue, Marja; Latva-aho, Matti (2017) Framework for spectrum authorization elements and its application to 5G micro-operators. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - Joint 13th CTTE and 10th CMI Conference on Internet of Things – Business Models, Users, and Networks. Falch, Morten. Ei sarjaa/No series, 8260941. Original: Self-archived: [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Walia, Jaspreet Singh; Hämmäinen, Heikki; Matinmikko, Marja (2017) 5G Micro-operators for the future campus: A techno-economic study. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - Joint 13th CTTE and 10th CMI Conference on Internet of Things – Business Models, Users, and Networks. Falch, Morten. Ei sarjaa/No series, 8260985. Original: Self-archived: [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Yrjölä, Seppo; Matinmikko, Marja; Mustonen, Miia; Ahokangas, Petri (2017) Analysis of Sharing Economy Antecedents for Recent Spectrum Sharing Concept. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - Proceedings of Cocora 2017, the seventh international conference on advances in cognitive radio. Venice, Italy. April 23-27, 2017. Vladeanu, C; Mumtaz, S. Ei sarjaa/No series. 1-10. [Original]
  • Yrjölä, Seppo; Matinmikko, Marja; Mustonen, Miia; Ahokangas, Petri (2017) Analysis of dynamic capabilities for spectrum sharing in the citizens broadband radio service. - Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing 91 (2; SI), 187-201 . Original:
  • Moqaddamerad, Sara; Ahokangas, Petri; Matinmikko, Marja; Seppänen, Veikko (2017) Toward the value-based business ecosystem model for 5g mobile communications networks. - Business & management review 9 (1), 416-427
  • Moqaddamerad, Sara; Ahokangas, Petri; Matinmikko, Marja; Rohrbeck, Rene (2017) Using scenario-based business modelling to explore the 5G telecommunication market. - Journal of futures studies: epistemology, methods, applied and alternative futures 22 (1), 1-18 . Original: [Original]
  • Saha, Gourav; Abouzeid, Alhussein A.; Matinmikko, Marja (2016) Competitive Online Algorithm for Leasing Wireless Channels in 3-Tier Sharing Framework. (Artikkeli tieteellisessä konferenssijulkaisussa). - 2016 54th annual allerton conference on communication, control, and computing (allerton). Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing. 792-799. [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Yrjölä, Seppo; Matinmikko, Marja; Ahokangas, Petri; Mustonen, Miia (2016) Licensed Shared Access to spectrum. Spectrum sharing in wireless networks : fairness, efficiency, and security. Matyjas, John D.; Kumar, Sunil; Hu, Fei. - Ei sarjaa/No series. Boca Raton. 139-163

Thesis supervisions

Analysis of recent spectrum sharing concepts in policy making