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The coalitional switch-off game of service providers

Cengis Hasan 1, * Eitan Altman 2 Jean-Marie Gorce 1, *
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1 SOCRATE - Software and Cognitive radio for telecommunications
CITI - CITI Centre of Innovation in Telecommunications and Integration of services, Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes
2 MAESTRO - Models for the performance analysis and the control of networks
CRISAM - Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée
Abstract : This paper studies a significant problem in green networking called switching off base stations in case of cooperating service providers by means of stochastic geometric and coalitional game tools. The coalitional game herein considered is played by service providers who cooperate in switching off base stations. When they cooperate, any mobile is associated to the nearest BS of any service provider. Given a Poisson point process deployment model of nodes over an area and switching off base stations with some probability, it is proved that the distribution of signal to interference plus noise ratio remains unchanged while the transmission power is increased up to preserving the quality of service. The coalitional game behavior of a typical player is called to be \emph{hedonic} if the gain of any player depends solely on the members of the coalition to which the player belongs, thus, the coalitions form as a result of the preferences of the players over their possible coalitions' set. We utilize the Nash-stable core for determining the coalitions of service providers
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Cengis Hasan, Eitan Altman, Jean-Marie Gorce. The coalitional switch-off game of service providers. IEEE WiMob - 9th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, Oct 2013, Lyon, France. pp.223-230, ⟨10.1109/WiMOB.2013.6673365⟩. ⟨hal-00913232⟩

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