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Spot Pricing of Secondary Spectrum Access in Wireless Cellular Networks
 

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Spot Pricing of Secondary Spectrum Access in
Wireless Cellular Networks
Huseyin Mutlu, Murat Alanyali, and David Starobinski
Abstract--Recent deregulation initiatives enable cellular
providers to sell excess spectrum for secondary usage. In this
paper, we investigate the problem of optimal spot pricing of
spectrum by a provider in the presence of both non-elastic
primary users, with long-term commitments, and opportunistic,
elastic secondary users. We first show that optimal pricing can
be formulated as an infinite horizon average reward problem
and solved using stochastic dynamic programming. Next, we
investigate the design of efficient single pricing policies. We
provide numerical and analytical evidences that static pricing
policies do not perform well in such settings (in sharp contrast
to settings where all the users are elastic). On the other hand, we
prove that deterministic threshold pricing achieves optimal profit
amongst all single-price policies and performs close to global
optimal pricing. We characterize the profit regions of different
pricing policies, as a function of the arrival rate of primary users.

  

Source: Alanyali, Murat - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University
Starobinski, David - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences; Engineering