Secondary spectrum market: To acquire or not to acquire side information?

Arnob Ghosh, Saswati Sarkar, Randall Berry

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Abstract

In a secondary spectrum market primaries set prices for their unused channels to the secondaries. The payoff of a primary depends on the channel state information (CSI) of its competitors. We consider a model where a primary can acquire its competitors CSI at a cost. We formulate a game between two primaries where each primary decides whether to acquire its competitor's CSI or not and then selects its price based on that. Our result shows that no primary decide to acquire its competitor's CSI with an absolute certainty. When the cost of acquiring the CSI is above a threshold, there is a unique Nash Equilibrium (NE) where both the primaries remain uninformed of their respective competitor's CSI. When the cost is below the threshold, in the unique NE each primary randomizes between its decision to acquire the CSI or not. Our result reveals that irrespective of the cost of acquiring the CSI, the expected payoff of a primary remains the same.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - ISIT 2016; 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1636-1640
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509018062
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 10 2016
Event2016 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2016 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Jul 10 2016Jul 15 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
Volume2016-August
ISSN (Print)2157-8095

Other

Other2016 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2016
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period7/10/167/15/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics

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