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Pricing for mobile virtual network operators: The contribution of u-map
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Centres, ACCESS Linnaeus Centre. University of Crete, Greece; Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Greece .
2014 (English)In: 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks, DYSPAN 2014, 2014, 133-136 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The mobile traffic growth is a catalyst of further technological advancements and evolution in wireless access markets. This work focuses on the joint problem of price setting for a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), which serves end users in the retail market, and for the Mobile Network Operator, which leases its network to the MVNO at the wholesale market. We show that information about user profiles enables operators to achieve maximum profit. U-map, a crowd-sourcing platform that collects users preferences and builds user profiles, can provide such information. The analysis demonstrates that when only one operator employs (partial) information, the profit of both operators is affected. Furthermore, the cooperation between the operators results in higher profit compared to blind competition.

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2014. 133-136 p.
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Computer applications, Profitability, Wireless networks, Maximum profits, Mobile network operators, Mobile traffic, Mobile virtual network operator, Price setting, Technological advancement, Wholesale markets, Wireless access markets, Commerce
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-167557DOI: 10.1109/DySPAN.2014.6817788ISI: 000341654800017ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84902147648ISBN: 9781479926619OAI: diva2:818061
2014 IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks, DYSPAN 2014, 1 April 2014 through 4 April 2014, McLean, VA

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Available from: 2015-06-08 Created: 2015-05-22 Last updated: 2015-06-08Bibliographically approved

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