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Pricing Strategies for Spectrum Lease in Secondary Markets

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Pricing Strategies for Spectrum Lease in
Secondary Markets
Ashraf Al Daoud, Murat Alanyali, and David Starobinski
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Boston University, Boston, MA 02215
Email:{ashraf, alanyali, staro}@bu.edu
Abstract--We develop analytical models to characterize pricing
of spectrum rights in cellular CDMA networks. Specifically, we
consider a primary license holder that aims to lease its spectrum
within a certain geographic subregion of its network. Such a
transaction has two contrasting economic implications: On the
one hand the lessor obtains a revenue due to the exercised
price of the region. On the other hand, it incurs a cost due
to (i) reduced spatial coverage of its network and (ii) possible
interference from the leased region into the retained portion of
its network, leading to increased call blocking. We formulate this
trade-off as an optimization problem, with the objective of profit
maximization. We consider a range of pricing philosophies and
derive near-optimal solutions that are based on a reduced load


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


Collections: Engineering