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A two-level auction for C-RAN resource allocation


In this paper we propose and evaluate an auction-based resource allocation mechanism in a cloud-based radio access network (C-RAN), where the spectrum is managed by several mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) and the physical resource is owned by the C-RAN operator. Technically, our approach consists of two coupled auctions in a hierarchical way: the lower-level auction between end users and the virtual operators and the higher-level one between MVNOs and the C-RAN operator. The proposed auction-based approach satisfies fundamental economic properties such as truthfulness. We also numerically analyze the auction results in several typical network settings, considering both homogeneous and heterogeneous resource demands
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hal-01545749 , version 1 (23-06-2017)



Morcos Mira, Tijani Chahed, Lin Chen, Jocelyne Elias, Fabio Martignon. A two-level auction for C-RAN resource allocation. ICC 2017 Workshops - International workshop on the main trends in 5G networks (MT5Gnet), May 2017, Paris, France. pp.1-6, ⟨10.1109/ICCW.2017.7962710⟩. ⟨hal-01545749⟩
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