Capturing capacity and profit gains with base station sharing in mmWave cellular networks

Shahram Shahsavari, Fraida Fund, Elza Erkip, Shivendra S. Panwar

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Abstract

Due to the greater path loss, shadowing, and increased effect of blockage in millimeter wave cellular networks, base station sharing among network service providers has the potential to significantly improve overall network capacity. However, a service provider may find that despite the technical gains, sharing actually reduces its profits because it makes price competition between service providers tougher. In this work, a weighted scheduling algorithm is described, which gives greater control over how the airtime resource is allocated within a shared cell. It is shown that, under certain market conditions, there exist scheduling weights such that base station sharing is more profitable than not sharing for both service providers in a duopoly market, while still achieving almost as much network capacity as in a conventional base station sharing scenario. Thus, both technical and economic benefits of base station sharing may be realized simultaneously.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationINFOCOM 2018 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages603-609
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781538659793
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 6 2018
Event2018 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM 2018 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: Apr 15 2018Apr 19 2018

Publication series

NameINFOCOM 2018 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops

Other

Other2018 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM 2018
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period4/15/184/19/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Optimization
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Shahsavari, S., Fund, F., Erkip, E., & Panwar, S. S. (2018). Capturing capacity and profit gains with base station sharing in mmWave cellular networks. In INFOCOM 2018 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (pp. 603-609). (INFOCOM 2018 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/INFCOMW.2018.8407015