Pricing VoWLAN services through a micro-economic framework

L. Badia, S. Merlin, A. Zanella, M. Zorzi
2006 IEEE wireless communications  
This article investigates the issue of determining an appropriate pricing strategy for voice over WLAN provisioning. This is performed by first framing the voice services in a tunable QoS scenario. The analysis is then performed with the awareness that in a WLAN system the tariff payment determines price-based access regulation, which implies a different service perception because of the modified network conditions. For this reason, we apply a micro-economic framework that considers the
more » ... nsiders the trade-off between perceived QoS and paid price in the users' request (i.e., including in a tunable way both service requirements and willingness to pay). This allows us to investigate the provider's task of having a suitable price policy, both identifying the subsequently involved trade-offs and providing insight on how to efficiently cut them.
doi:10.1109/mwc.2006.1593519 fatcat:5cbex2a3mjb7zdgu3bjdg2ylqy