Journal Article QoE-ensured Price Competition Model for Emerging Mobile Networks

DONG, Mianxiong  ,  LIU, Xiao  ,  QIAN, Zhuzhong  ,  LIU, Anfeng  ,  WANG, Tao

22 ( 4 )  , pp.50 - 57 , 2015-08 , IEEE
The ubiquitous availability of devices such as smart phones, tablets, and other portable devices enables the collection of massive amounts of distributed data from the daily lives of citizens. These types of emerging mobile networks can provide new forms of valuable information that are currently not available on this scale via any traditional data collection methods. In such networks, price competition is the most important factor among the participants (mobile devices, Services Organizers and users) that highly affects their Quality-of-Experience (QoE). In this article, we first explain how a game theory model can depict social behavior, price competition and the evolutionary relationship among devices, Services Organizers (SOs) and users, and then we provide insights into understanding the price competition process of those participants in mobile networks. Finally, we outline several important open research directions.

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