A hierarchical game approach to wsp selection and bandwidth allocation in multi-tier HCNs

Chao Xu, Vineeth S. Varma, Min Sheng, Tony Q.S. Quek

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Abstract

In this work, the inter-linked problems of bandwidth allocation for wireless service providers (WSPs) and WSP selection for users in heterogeneous cellular networks (HCNs) are addressed by employing a multi-hierarchical game framework. Wherein, while the interaction between users are modelled using evolutionary game theory, the interactions between competing WSP's are modelled as a non-cooperative spectrum bandwidth allocation game (N-BAG). Moreover, the interaction between the WSPs and users is modelled as a multi- leader multi-follower Stackelberg game. After that, for the formulated evolutionary game, the existence and uniqueness of the evolutionary equilibrium (EE) was investigated. Conditioned on the obtained EE, the existence of a Nash equilibrium (NE) for the proposed N-BAG has been further proven and an offline algorithm to achieve the equilibrium state was proposed. Finally, simulation results verify the validity of our analysis and demonstrate that a unique NE would be achieved by the HCNs adopting the developed algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479959525
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event58th IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 2015 Dec 62015 Dec 10

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015

Other

Other58th IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2015
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period15-12-0615-12-10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Communication

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