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dc.contributor.authorVincenzi, Matteo
dc.contributor.authorAntonopoulos, Angelos
dc.contributor.authorKartsakli, Elli
dc.contributor.authorVardakas, John
dc.contributor.authorAlonso Zárate, Luis Gonzaga
dc.contributor.authorVerikoukis, Christos
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Teoria del Senyal i Comunicacions
dc.identifier.citationVincenzi, M., Antonopoulos, A., Kartsakli, E., Vardakas, J., Alonso, L., Verikoukis, C. Cooperation incentives for multi-operator C-RAN energy efficient sharing. A: IEEE International Conference on Communications. "2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC): 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) took place 21-25 May 2017 in Paris, France". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017, p. 1-6.
dc.description.abstractFacing the increasing energy demands associated with the perspective of fifth generation (5G) wireless networks, the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) are motivated to gradually convert their traditional Radio Access Network (RAN) infrastructure to more flexible and power efficient centralized architectures, i.e., Cloud-RAN (C-RAN). Apart from their promising benefits in terms of management and network optimization, these new architectures further enable the sharing of spectrum and network elements, such as the Remote Radio Heads (RRHs) and the Baseband Units (BBUs), among multiple operators. In this paper, we introduce a novel scheme based on coalitional game theory to identify the potential room for cooperation among different MNOs that provide service to the same area. The proposed scheme sets the rules for profitable collaboration and identifies the core formation conditions (i.e., pricing) for various scenarios with different market and spectrum shares among three operators. Our results show that i) cooperation among subcoalitions of MNOs is always beneficial, yielding both higher revenues and enhanced Quality of Service (QoS) for the end users, and ii) the cooperation of all operators (grand coalition) is profitable for given user pricing in different scenarios.
dc.format.extent6 p.
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria de la telecomunicació::Radiocomunicació i exploració electromagnètica
dc.subject.lcshWireless communication systems
dc.subject.lcshCooperative games (Mathematics)
dc.subject.otherInfrastructure sharing
dc.subject.otherSpectrum Sharing
dc.subject.otherCooperative Games
dc.titleCooperation incentives for multi-operator C-RAN energy efficient sharing
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacComunicació sense fil, Sistemes de
dc.subject.lemacJocs cooperatius (Matemàtica)
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. WiComTec - Grup de recerca en Tecnologies i Comunicacions Sense Fils
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessRestricted access - publisher's policy
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
dc.relation.projectidinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/675806/EU/Application-aware User-centric Programmable Architectures for 5G Multi-tenant Networks/5G-AURA
local.citation.authorVincenzi, M.; Antonopoulos, A.; Kartsakli, E.; Vardakas, J.; Alonso, L.; Verikoukis, C.
local.citation.contributorIEEE International Conference on Communications
local.citation.publicationName2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC): 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) took place 21-25 May 2017 in Paris, France

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