Cooperative spectrum and infrastructure leasing on TV bands

Xiaoshuang Xing*, Hang Liu, Xiuzhen Cheng, Wei Zhou, Dechang Chen

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this paper, we propose a cooperative wireless infrastructure and spectrum leasing framework for sharing unused TV spectrum, in which the ownership of network infrastructure and spectrum is decoupled, and each can be leased and delivered as a service on demand. An incumbent TV spectrum owner (TSO) can lease a share of the infrastructure from a network infrastructure owner (NIO) with a payper- use model, to provide new services to its end users. On the other hand, the TSO can rent a portion of its unused spectrum to the NIO for revenue such that the NIO can obtain access to the TV spectrum to serve the NIO’s customers. This proposed framework creates a win-win situation by allowing TSO and NIO to lease spectrum and infrastructure from each other for providing services and earning profits.We analyze the interplay between the spectrum owner (TSO) and infrastructure owner (NIO) by formulating a multi-stage Stackelberg game, where TSO and NIO determine the infrastructure leasing price, the amount of infrastructure to lease, the spectrum leasing price, and the amount of spectrum to lease sequentially to maximize their utilities. The best strategies that will be taken by TSO and NIO under different situations are obtained through backward induction. The formed cooperative structure, the network throughput, and the two entities’ utilities are theoretically analyzed when TSO has different levels of idle bandwidth supply.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications - 10th International Conference, WASA 2015, Proceedings
EditorsKuai Xu, Haojin Zhu
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319218366
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications, WASA 2015 - Qufu, China
Duration: 10 Aug 201512 Aug 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference10th International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications, WASA 2015


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