Time-dependent pricing for revenue maximization of network service providers considering users preference

Cheng Zhang, Bo Gu, Sugang Xu, Kyoko Yamoriy, Yoshiaki Tanaka

研究成果: Conference contribution

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抄録

Due to network users' different time-preference, network traffic load differs significantly at different time. In traffic-peak time, the quality of service provided to network users may deteriorate due to congestion. There are two ways to improve the quality of services: (1) Network service providers (NSPs) over-provision network capacity by investment; (2) NSPs use pricing to reduce the traffic at traffic-peak time by exploiting the elasticity of demand with respect to price. However, over-provisioning network capacity can be costly. Therefore, some researchers have proposed time-dependent pricing to control congestion as well as improve the revenue of NSP. To the best of our knowledge, all of the literature related to time-dependent pricing scheme only considers the monopoly NSP case. In this paper, a duopoly NSP case is studied. The NSPs try to maximize their overall revenue by setting time-dependent price, while users choose NSP by considering their own preference, congestion status in the networks, the price set by the NSPs and the switching cost set by NSPs. Analytical and experimental results show that the time-dependent pricing (TDP) benefits the NSPs, but the revenue improvement is limited due to the competition effect.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトル15th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium
ホスト出版物のサブタイトル"Integrated Management of Network Virtualization", APNOMS 2013
出版ステータスPublished - 2013 12 1
イベント15th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium: "Integrated Management of Network Virtualization", APNOMS 2013 - Hiroshima, Japan
継続期間: 2013 9 252013 9 27

出版物シリーズ

名前15th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium: "Integrated Management of Network Virtualization", APNOMS 2013

Conference

Conference15th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium: "Integrated Management of Network Virtualization", APNOMS 2013
国/地域Japan
CityHiroshima
Period13/9/2513/9/27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • コンピュータ ネットワークおよび通信
  • 経営科学およびオペレーションズ リサーチ

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