Demand-responsive pricing in open wireless access markets
2007 (English)In: IEEE VTS VEH TECHNOL CONF, 2007, 2990-2995 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Radio resource management (RRM) across operator boundaries is emerging as a salient feature for wireless systems beyond 3G. Until recently, research has been confined to solutions where cooperating networks enter explicit sharing agreements that define how responsibilities and revenues should be divided. An alternative would be to share the infrastructure implicitly by establishing an open wireless access market wherein networks not only compete for users on a long-term time-scale, but also on a much shorter time-base. This could be realized with an architecture where autonomous trade-agents, that reside in terminals and access points (APs), manage the resources through negotiations. In this paper we develop a framework for studying demand-responsive pricing in contexts where APs with overlapping coverage compete for users. Resources are partitioned through a proportional fair divisible auction and our aim is to establish if, and when, an open market for wireless access can be se sustained. Compared to a scenario where APs cooperate, our results show that, an open access market results in better services at lower price which in the prolonging also yields more satisfied customers. As an effect demand will increase and, from the perspective of the APs, act as a counterbalance to the reduced prices. Thus, the revenue earned by the AN will be comparable to the one in which obtained through AP cooperation and monopoly (cartel) pricing. Generally speaking, the difference between the cooperative and noncooperative RRM is small when the demand is concave and increases with the convexity of demand.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. 2990-2995 p.
, IEEE VTS Vehicular Technology Conference Proceedings, ISSN 1550-2252
3G mobile communication, game theory, mobile radio, pricing, radio access networks, telecommunication network management
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-26003DOI: 10.1109/VETECS.2007.613ISI: 000252237601285ScopusID: 2-s2.0-34547280973ISBN: 978-1-4244-0265-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-26003DiVA: diva2:361286
65th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Dublin, IRELAND, APR 22-25, 2007
QC 201011092010-11-092010-11-092010-11-09Bibliographically approved