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Tussle Between APs in a Pricing Game: A Location-Dependent Multi-AP Reverse Auction

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Executive Summary

Many network pricing schemes have been proposed in recent years for spectrum/network service access. Most of them model this access problem as a cooperative game, where the spectrum/network service is assumed to be open to every user. However, few of them have considered the scenario where the spectrum/network service is private, i.e., users cannot access the spectrum/network service freely. In this paper, the authors study the network pricing of private wireless Access Points (APs) under the awareness of the growing popularity of private APs and the increasing attention on their potential usage of providing network service to public users.

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