Investment and competition in unlicensed spectrum

Hang Zhou*, Randall A. Berry, Michael L. Honig, Rakesh Vohra

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Adding unlicensed spectrum, such as the recent opening of the television white spaces in the US, has the potential to benefit customers by increasing competition, but may also increase congestion. In an earlier paper, we studied this using models for price competition in congestible networks. Here we extend that model to include the investment costs of providers. With such costs, we characterize the equilibria of the resulting network investment and pricing game and show that in some cases the equilibrium is not increased competition but rather investment by a single monopolist.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 46th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2012
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 12 2012
Event2012 46th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2012 - Princeton, NJ, United States
Duration: Mar 21 2012Mar 23 2012

Publication series

Name2012 46th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2012

Other

Other2012 46th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2012
CountryUnited States
CityPrinceton, NJ
Period3/21/123/23/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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