Open or close: On the sharing of femtocells

Seyoung Yun, Yung Yi, Dong Ho Cho, Jeonghoon Mo

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The femtocell is an enabling technology to handle exponentially increasing wireless data traffic. Despite extensive attentions paid to resource control, e.g., power control and load balancing in femtocell networks, the success largely depends on whether operators and users accept this technology or not. In this paper, we study the economic aspects of femtocell services with game theoretic models between providers and/or users. We consider three services: users can access only macro BSs (mobile-only), or open/exclusively use their femto BS (open or closed-femto). The main messages include: 1) it is better off for the operator to provide just the open-femto service than a mix of closed and open-femto services; 2) two polices of allowing or blocking the access of mobile-only users to open femto BS are not significantly differentiated in the revenue.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 Proceedings IEEE INFOCOM
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventIEEE INFOCOM 2011 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 2011 Apr 102011 Apr 15

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
ISSN (Print)0743-166X



All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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