inis 15(3): e2

Research Article

Cloud Based Mobile Network Sharing: A New Model

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/inis.2.3.e2,
        author={Malla Reddy  Sama and Yvon  Gourhant and Lucian  Suciu},
        title={Cloud Based Mobile Network Sharing: A New Model},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems},
        volume={2},
        number={3},
        publisher={ICST},
        journal_a={INIS},
        year={2015},
        month={5},
        keywords={LTE/EPC, Cloudification, Infrastructure sharing, MVNO and Emerging Markets},
        doi={10.4108/inis.2.3.e2}
    }
    
  • Malla Reddy Sama
    Yvon Gourhant
    Lucian Suciu
    Year: 2015
    Cloud Based Mobile Network Sharing: A New Model
    INIS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/inis.2.3.e2
Malla Reddy Sama1,*, Yvon Gourhant1, Lucian Suciu1
  • 1: Orange Labs, France
*Contact email: mallareddy.sama@orange.com

Abstract

The tradition network sharing models on existing mobile architecture is a challenging for the mobile operator to cope the future competitive market while increasing average revenue per user. In fact, to sustain the future data tsunami, the operators are already investing in their network. However, they are not yet capturing their investments. The average revenue per user has declined. Moreover, the static and rapid commoditization of network equipments and service provisioning are pushing the mobile operators’ to adopt different strategies such as networking sharing in the access and core network for to reduce OPEX and CAPEX. In this paper, we proposed new models for mobile operators to share their network through cloud platform (e.g. pay-as-you-go) in order to open new business strategies and to reduce CAPEX and OPEX. On the other hand, this proposal also cops the future data tsunami and introduces more flexibility, elasticity and on-demand features to the LTE/EPC architecture.