Date Added: Oct 2009
As the number of wireless service providers increases, competition among them is becoming stronger in Wireless Access Networks. On the other hand, users actively change their behaviors toward the networks to get more network resources such as service time, bandwidth, capacity, etc. That is, each user will actively choose a cell or a network that offers the largest amount of resources with the lowest cost. In these environments, Service Providers have to consider not only technical factors but also economical factors such as revenue and user price. By controlling the pricing policy, a Service Provider can recruit or refuse users that are trying to associate with.