Mobility

Throughput and QoS Pricing in Wireless Communication

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Executive Summary

In this paper, the authors investigate a bi-level economic model of wireless communications. They take into account the user's demand and also the QoS offered by the network. They determine with their model when a provider can make more pro t by investing into new technology. They consider a Stackelberg game approach where the provider decides the price per rate. In fact, users have to pay for the throughput they have contracted with the service provider in their SLA. Then, pricing for throughput is more realistic then pricing for power as it is suggested in several papers in the literature. Their approach is general as they have important results for general user's utility function with only natural assumptions on them.

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