7th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks

Research Article

Optimal cost-based strategies in mobile network offloading

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.crowncom.2012.248505,
        author={Kimmo Berg and Michail Katsigiannis},
        title={Optimal cost-based strategies in mobile network offloading},
        proceedings={7th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={CROWNCOM},
        year={2012},
        month={7},
        keywords={mobile offloading capacity investment duopoly market cognitive radio},
        doi={10.4108/icst.crowncom.2012.248505}
    }
    
  • Kimmo Berg
    Michail Katsigiannis
    Year: 2012
    Optimal cost-based strategies in mobile network offloading
    CROWNCOM
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.crowncom.2012.248505
Kimmo Berg1,*, Michail Katsigiannis2
  • 1: Aalto University School of Science
  • 2: Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering
*Contact email: kimmo.berg@aalto.fi

Abstract

This article examines potential deployment strategies for mobile operators to satisfy the high anticipated data traffic volume in their mobile networks. The mobile network offloading is analyzed with the traditional evolution of macrocellular radio access networks. Cognitive radio is considered as a technology that may augment these deployment strategies. A duopoly model is developed to examine where and when mobile offloading is likely to happen. The results show how much offloading there will be and the exact conditions when the offloading is profitable based on the estimated cost parameters and the future demands. An illustrative case study in Helsinki metropolitan area is examined for year 2015.