Competition Between Wireless Service Providers: Pricing, Equilibrium and Efficiency

As the communication network is in transition towards a commercial one controlled by Service Providers (SP), the present paper considers a pricing game in a communication market covered by several Wireless Access Points sharing the same spectrum and analyzes two business models: monopoly (APs controlled by one SP) and oligopoly (APs controlled by different SPs). The authors use a Stackelberg game to model the problem: SPs are the leader(s) and end users are the followers. They prove, under certain conditions, the existence and uniqueness of Nash equilibrium for both models and derive their expressions.

Provided by: University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene Topic: Mobility Date Added: Apr 2013 Format: PDF

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