Modeling Network Traffic in Mobile Networks Implementing Offloading
The increasing demand of mobile data traffic is starting to stress the networks of Mobile Network Operators (MNOs). Techniques for offloading traffic (partially or totally) from the network of the MNO are currently being designed and deployed at various points of the network, which depend on the goal of each MNO. Such techniques divert traffic to offloading networks, such as Wi-Fi access networks, femtocells, etc., or directly to the Internet. This paper presents a generic analytical approach for studying the impact that offloading techniques might have on the networks of MNOs.