Fostering wireless spectrum sharing via subsidization

Murat Yuksel, Thomas Quint, Ismail Guvenc, Walid Saad, Naim Kapucu

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6 Scopus citations

Abstract

Allowing an improved and ubiquitous sharing of the precious radio spectrum among providers has been identified as a key goal by many governmental agencies. In this paper, we propose a novel approach to foster more sharing of the radio spectrum via the use of regulatory power. We develop a spectrum subsidization scheme in which providers are incentivized by cheaper spectrum allocation fees from the regulators in return for 'proof-of-sharing'. The providers are offered discounted spectrum bands, potentially at different locations, but will be asked to provide coverage to users that are not subscribed to them so as to maintain their subsidy incentives from the government. We introduce a game-Theoretic framework to analyze the advantages and drawbacks of such a subsidy scheme and explore potential regulatory guidelines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 51st Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Allerton 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1192-1199
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781479934096
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event51st Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Allerton 2013 - Monticello, IL, United States
Duration: Oct 2 2013Oct 4 2013

Publication series

Name2013 51st Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Allerton 2013

Other

Other51st Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Allerton 2013
CountryUnited States
CityMonticello, IL
Period10/2/1310/4/13

Keywords

  • game theory
  • spectrum sharing
  • subsidy markets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Systems Engineering

Cite this

Yuksel, M., Quint, T., Guvenc, I., Saad, W., & Kapucu, N. (2013). Fostering wireless spectrum sharing via subsidization. In 2013 51st Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Allerton 2013 (pp. 1192-1199). [6736661] (2013 51st Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Allerton 2013). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/Allerton.2013.6736661