標題: Analyzing the Integration of WiMAX and Wi-Fi Services: Bandwidth Sharing and Channel Collaboration
作者: Li, Yung-Ming
Jhang-Li, Jhih-Hua
資訊管理與財務金融系 註:原資管所+財金所
Department of Information Management and Finance
關鍵字: Bandwidth Sharing;Noncooperative Games;Pricing;Telecommunications;Wi-Fi;WiMAX
公開日期: 1-十二月-2013
摘要: Several emerging studies have focused on the pricing issue of bandwidth sharing between Wi-Fi and WiMAX networks; however, most either concentrate on the design of collaborated protocols or figure out the issue without the overall consideration of consumer preferences and contract design. In this study, we explore a wireless service market in which there are two wireless service providers operating Wi-Fi and WiMAX. One of the research dimensions given in this study is whether wireless service providers implement bandwidth sharing, while the other is whether they make decisions individually or jointly. By involving consumer preferences and a wholesale price contract in the present model, we find that bandwidth sharing would benefit a WiMAX service provider, yet a Wi-Fi service provider would make no significant savings under a wholesale price contract. In addition, the profit of a WiMAX service provider may increase with Wi-Fi coverage when bandwidth sharing has been implemented but decrease with Wi-Fi coverage when both wireless services operate without bandwidth sharing. Furthermore, the WiMAX service provider allocates more capacity when the average usage rate increases, but lowers the expenditure of capacity when the average usage rate is too high.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/deci.12050
http://hdl.handle.net/11536/23497
ISSN: 0011-7315
DOI: 10.1111/deci.12050
期刊: DECISION SCIENCES
Volume: 44
Issue: 6
起始頁: 1059
結束頁: 1090
顯示於類別:期刊論文


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