A distributed market framework for mobile data offloading

Kehao Wang, Chung Ming Lau, Lin Chen, Robert Schober

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Abstract

We develop a distributed market framework to price the offloading service, and conduct a detailed analysis of the incentives for offloading service providers and conflicts arising from the interactions of different participators. Specifically, we formulate a multi-leader multi-follower Stackelberg game (MLMF-SG) to model the interactions between the offloading service providers and the offloading service consumers in the considered market framework, and investigate the cases where the offloading capacity of APs is unlimited and limited, respectively. For the case without capacity limit, we decompose the followers' game of the MLMF-SG (FG-MLMF-SG) into a number of simple follower games (FGs), and prove the existence and uniqueness of the equilibrium of the FGs from which the existence and uniqueness of the FG-MLMF-SG also follows. For the leaders' game of the MLMF-SG, we also prove the existence and uniqueness of the equilibrium. For the case with capacity limit, by considering a symmetric strategy profile, we establish the existence and uniqueness of the equilibrium of the corresponding MLMF-SG, and present a distributed algorithm that allows the leaders to achieve the equilibrium. Finally, extensive numerical experiments demonstrate that the Stackelberg equilibrium is very close to the corresponding social optimum for both considered cases.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2015
PublisherIEEE
Pages3063-3068
Number of pages6
Volume2015-September
ISBN (Electronic)9781467364324
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2015
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2015 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Jun 201512 Jun 2015

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period8/06/1512/06/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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