Para acceder a los documentos con el texto completo, por favor, siga el siguiente enlace: http://hdl.handle.net/2117/103695

Game-theoretic infrastructure sharing in multioperator cellular networks
Bousia, Alexandra; Kartsakli, Elli; Antonopoulos, Angelos; Alonso Zárate, Luis Gonzaga; Verikoukis, Christos
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Teoria del Senyal i Comunicacions; Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. WiComTec - Tecnologies i Comunicacions sense fils
©2016 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
The introduction of fourth-generation wireless technologies has fueled the rapid development of cellular networks, significantly increasing the energy consumption and the expenditures of mobile network operators (MNOs). In addition, network underutilization during low-traffic periods (e.g., night zone) has motivated a new business model, namely, infrastructure sharing, which allows the MNOs to have their traffic served by other MNOs in the same geographic area, thus enabling them to switch off part of their network. In this paper, we propose a novel infrastructure-sharing algorithm for multioperator environments, which enables the deactivation of underutilized base stations during low-traffic periods. Motivated by the conflicting interests of the MNOs and the necessity for effective solutions, we introduce a game-theoretic framework that enables the MNOs to individually estimate the switching-off probabilities that reduce their expected financial cost. Our approach reaches dominant strategy equilibrium, which is the strategy that minimizes the cost of each player. Finally, we provide extensive analytical and experimental results to estimate the potential energy and cost savings that can be achieved in multioperator environments, incentivizing the MNOs to apply the proposed scheme.
Peer Reviewed
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria de la telecomunicació::Radiocomunicació i exploració electromagnètica::Comunicacions mòbils
Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Matemàtiques i estadística::Matemàtica aplicada a les ciències
Game theory
Energy – Consumption
Mobile communication systems
Energy efficiency
Infrastructure sharing
Switching off
Base station sleep
Game theory
Jocs, Teoria de
Energia -- Consum
Comunicacions mòbils, Sistemes de
info:eu-repo/semantics/submittedVersion
Artículo
         

Mostrar el registro completo del ítem

Documentos relacionados

Otros documentos del mismo autor/a

Bousia, Alexandra; Kartsakli, Elli; Antonopoulos, Angelos; Alonso Zárate, Luis Gonzaga; Verikoukis, Christos
Bousia, Alexandra; Kartsakli, Elli; Antonopoulos, Angelos; Alonso Zárate, Luis Gonzaga; Verikoukis, Christos
Bousia, Alexandra; Kartsakli, Elli; Antonopoulos, Angelos; Alonso Zárate, Luis Gonzaga; Verikoukis, Christos
Bousia, Alexandra; Kartsakli, Elli; Antonopoulos, Angelos; Alonso Zárate, Luis Gonzaga; Verikoukis, Christos
Antonopoulos, Angelos; Kartsakli, Elli; Bousia, Alexandra; Alonso Zárate, Luis Gonzaga; Verikoukis, Christos