Spectrum sharing for unlicensed bands

  title={Spectrum sharing for unlicensed bands},
  author={Ra{\'u}l H. Etkin and Abhay Parekh and David Tse},
  journal={IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications},
We study a spectrum sharing problem in an unlicensed band where multiple systems coexist and interfere with each other. Due to asymmetries and selfish system behavior, unfair and inefficient situations may arise. We investigate whether efficiency and fairness can be obtained with self-enforcing spectrum sharing rules. These rules have the advantage of not requiring a central authority that verifies compliance to the protocol. Any self-enforcing protocol must correspond to an equilibrium of a… CONTINUE READING
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