Multiple Operator and Multiple Femtocell Networks: Distributed Stable Matching
The authors propose distributed matching algorithms for an uplink communication network comprised of multiple Femtocell Access Points (FAPs), multiple Wireless Operators (WOs) which own multiple Macrocell Access Points (MAPs) and multiple Final Users (FUs) subscribed to these WOs. In particular, they propose two algorithms: the first algorithm matches the FAPs with the Final Users (FUs), the resultant matchings of which are then used for the second matching to match the FAPs with the WOs. They prove that both of the proposed algorithms converge to a group stable matching. Numerical analysis also reveal that the proposed distributed algorithms achieves a performance close to a centralized method, with much less overhead.