fiee 15(4): e1

Research Article

Stackelberg Game Modeling of Pricing for Mobile Virtual Network Operators

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/icst.mobimedia.2015.259090,
        author={Yali Wang and Bo Gu and Song Liu and Peng Liu and Xiao Zhong},
        title={Stackelberg Game Modeling of Pricing for Mobile Virtual Network Operators},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Intelligent Educational Environments},
        keywords={po, so, pricing, network users, stackelberg game, real- time equilibrium pricing point},
  • Yali Wang
    Bo Gu
    Song Liu
    Peng Liu
    Xiao Zhong
    Year: 2015
    Stackelberg Game Modeling of Pricing for Mobile Virtual Network Operators
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.mobimedia.2015.259090
Yali Wang1, Bo Gu1, Song Liu1,*, Peng Liu1, Xiao Zhong1
  • 1: Institute of Intelligent Grid Technology, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, 102206 China
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With rapid development of new network technologies, demands of network users grow dramatically. Primary mobile network operators (POs) cannot meet the demands of users. Therefore, secondary mobile virtual network operators (SOs) emerge to alleviate pressure on the network market. Obviously, the competition becomes more serious, for users have more choices for operators based on their requirements. Because all operators want to get their maximum pro ts, the main research of this paper is to obtain the maximum pro ts for one PO and one SO through pricing which uses Stackelberg leader-follower game. We have considered the changes of users' demands, got the real-time equilibrium pricing point, and nally proved the correctness of our method.