Competition with open spectrum access: Sharing vs. unlicensed access

Chang Liu*, Randall A Berry

*Corresponding author for this work

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5 Scopus citations

Abstract

We consider two scenarios for adding open access spectrum to increase competition in a wireless service market: making new spectrum available for unlicensed use or requiring an incumbent license holder to share it with secondary providers. Our main result is that social welfare and consumer welfare with shared spectrum are always greater than with unlicensed access. Also when the amount of spectrum is large enough, the primary service provider gains more profit with sharing than with unlicensed access.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 9th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications, CROWNCOM 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages486-491
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781631900037
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event9th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks, CROWNCOM 2014 - Oulu, Finland
Duration: Jun 2 2014Jun 4 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2014 9th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications, CROWNCOM 2014

Other

Other9th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks, CROWNCOM 2014
CountryFinland
CityOulu
Period6/2/146/4/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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