The Economic Effects of Sharing Femtocells

Femtocells are a promising technology for handling exponentially increasing wireless data traffic. Although extensive attention has been paid to resource control mechanisms, for example, power control and load balancing in femtocell networks, their success largely depends on whether operators and users accept this technology or not. In this paper, the authors study the economic aspects of femtocell services for the case of monopoly market, and aim to answer questions on operator's revenue, user surplus, and social welfare by considering practical service types and pricing strategies.

Provided by: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers Topic: Mobility Date Added: Apr 2012 Format: PDF

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