Pricing for Open Access Femtocell Networks Using Market Equilibrium and Non-Cooperative Game

Date Added: May 2012
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In this paper, the authors address the pricing problem in open-access femtocell networks. They use economic and game theoretic approaches such as market equilibrium and non-cooperative game to propose novel pricing schemes. In their proposed solutions, the per unit price of spectrum can be determined dynamically and mobile service providers can gain more revenue than the fixed pricing scheme. Furthermore, in their solutions, femtocell owners have more incentives and satisfaction to justify their participation in open-access use.