Pricing and revenue optimization strategy in macro-femto heterogeneous networks

Wafa Werda, Bo Gu, Kyoko Yamori, Yoshiaki Tanaka

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    Abstract

    The ongoing enhancement of mobile devices capabilities and advanced technologies has largely contributed to the huge increase of wireless traffic demand. Mobile network operators around the world are struggling to manage this new era of higher generation networks by finding new means and strategies to implement in order to meet the explosion in traffic demand. One of the current and most efficient strategies to handle this issue is the femtocell technology, which now has drawn the interest of main concerned actors as for manufacturers, operators, and researchers. In this paper, our main motivation was to address the macro-femto heterogeneous networks deployment issue from the economic side. Thus, we aimed to propose a pricing strategy for macro-femto networks with a user centric vision where users would have the choice to access one of the networks based on the proposed service price when he/she is accessing it. Based on our strategy, a wireless service provider's (WSP's) revenue optimization is then performed and evaluated in order to show the efficiency of our proposed pricing scheme.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication18th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium, APNOMS 2016: Management of Softwarized Infrastructure - Proceedings
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    ISBN (Electronic)9784885523045
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 7
    Event18th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium, APNOMS 2016 - Kanazawa, Japan
    Duration: 2016 Oct 52016 Oct 7

    Other

    Other18th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium, APNOMS 2016
    CountryJapan
    CityKanazawa
    Period16/10/516/10/7

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    Keywords

    • femtocell
    • macrocell
    • pricing
    • revenue optimization
    • user's utility

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Information Systems and Management
    • Management Information Systems
    • Management of Technology and Innovation
    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Hardware and Architecture

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    Werda, W., Gu, B., Yamori, K., & Tanaka, Y. (2016). Pricing and revenue optimization strategy in macro-femto heterogeneous networks. In 18th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium, APNOMS 2016: Management of Softwarized Infrastructure - Proceedings [7737195] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/APNOMS.2016.7737195