Demand and Pricing Effects on the Radio Resource Allocation of Multimedia Communication Systems
2003 (English)In: Conference Record / IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, IEEE , 2003, Vol. 7, 4116-4121 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Over the years, Radio Resource Management has been benchmarked mostly by its technical merits. For a service provider, however, also economics must be reckoned with. When the financial needs of the provider and the satisfaction of the users are considered, common objectives in radio resource management like maximising throughput or meeting various quality constraints, may no longer be sufficient. We analyse next generation communication systems by including models of economics, presented in the literature, and reasonable considerations to depict the users/provider relationship in a generalised multimedia environment. In particular, we develop a model of users' satisfaction, in which both requested Quality of Service and price paid are taken into account. The model enables us to investigate how resource allocation dynamics affect operator revenues and to derive some useful insights. The Radio Resource Management can be shown to highly depend on economic considerations. The provider's task to determine the best usage of the network capacity is heavily affected by the users' service demand and their reactions to the pricing policy. Thus, the economic scenario needs to be taken into account to efficiently exploit the constrained radio resource.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE , 2003. Vol. 7, 4116-4121 p.
Algorithms, Benchmarking, Code division multiple access, Economics, Functions, Game theory, Multimedia systems, Quality of service, Resource allocation, Pricing policy, Radio resource management, Wireless telecommunication systems
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-25411DOI: 10.1109/GLOCOM.2003.1259002ISI: 000189451400795ScopusID: 2-s2.0-0842344390OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-25411DiVA: diva2:358027
IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM'03; San Francisco, CA; 1 December 2003 through 5 December 2003
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