Analyzing the Economic Effect of Mobile Network Sharing in Korea

Date Added: Jun 2012
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As mobile markets in most developed countries are rapidly coming close to saturation, it is increasingly challenging to cover the cost of providing the network, as revenues are not growing. This has driven mobile operators, thus far mostly involved in facility-based competition, to turn their attention to network sharing. There exist various types of Mobile Network Sharing (MNS), from passive to active sharing. In this paper, the authors propose a model, based on the supply-demand model, for evaluating the economic effects of using six types of MNS. Their study measures the economic effects of employing these six types of MNS, using actual WiBro-related data.