Optimal Hierarchical Pricing Schemes for Wireless Network Usage and Resource Allocation
Typically the cost of a product has many components. Various components correspond to the production chain steps through which the product goes before meeting a customer. This also takes place in the price formation in wireless networks. For instance, before transmitting customer data, a network operator has to buy some frequency range and also establish contracts with electricity providers. In this paper, the authors try to establish the tariff formation scheme in wireless networks. They consider a hierarchical game with three levels: the user, the provider and the authority.