Cooperation and Competition between Wireless Networks in Shared Spectrum
2011 (English)In: 2011 IEEE 22nd International Symposium On Personal Indoor And Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), New York: IEEE , 2011, 284-288 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
As the regulation in wireless communications is moving toward a more flexible and efficient way of managing radio spectrum, it is envisaged that multiple small-sized cellular networks owned by different operators will operate in close vicinity on shared spectrum. This brings a new interference environment where a cell is interfered by not only base stations in own network but also those in other networks. These networks may compete for their own utilities in a selfish manner or cooperate in order to minimize the mutual interference. Since a cooperation between the networks requires a business-wise agreement or extra infrastructure cost, the operators have to identify how much they will benefit from the cooperation. In this paper, we compare the effects of competition and cooperation between the cellular networks. The competition and cooperation are modeled as a transmit power control in downlink. It is observed that the cooperation in an average sense gives better network utility. However, as the network size increases, the cooperation gain diminishes significantly. Furthermore, the marginal separation of network deployments, e.g., indoor deployments in adjacent buildings, can notably shrink the cooperation incentive.
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New York: IEEE , 2011. 284-288 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-70458DOI: 10.1109/PIMRC.2011.6139967ISI: 000300719700056ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84857516681ISBN: 978-1-4577-1348-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-70458DiVA: diva2:486325
22nd IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) Location: Toronto, Canada, Date: SEP 11-14, 2011
ProjectsThe Mobile Broadband Project Phase 3: “More for less” (MBB++)
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