Sharing incentivization through flexible spectrum licensing

Arturo Basaure, Oliver Holland

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Abstract

Recent developments in radio access technologies are radically changing the management of the spectrum, progressing from exclusive licensing with static conditions towards more flexible licensing schemes which allow dynamic spectrum assignment. In this context, spectrum transactions between participating actors should generate mutual benefits. However, the fact that spectrum sharing increases the interference between users requires a clear definition of this interference and any associated mutual benefits. This paper proposes a contract structure between a primary and a secondary operator, which considers different service requirements in the context of spectrum transactions. The simulated contracts and transactions suggest that (i) the optimal level of interference is usually positive, and (ii) given a spectrum size, an increase in the demand results in additional gains in a scheme which allows voluntary transactions with respect to a scheme, which do not allow or minimize the interference.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages401-406
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 2014 9th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications, CROWNCOM 2014 -
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 2014 9th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications, CROWNCOM 2014
Period1/01/14 → …

Keywords

  • agent-based modeling
  • end user utility function
  • Flexible spectrum licensing
  • Measuring and pricing interference
  • Signal-to-interference and noise ratio (SINR)
  • Spectrum sharing

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