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Smart Data Pricing

 
Due to the increasing competition in the mobile data service market, Mobile Network Operators are under an increasing pressure to increase market shares and improve revenues. A technical approach is to adopt novel wireless technologies to improve the quality of service (QoS) for users. However, the technology upgrade is often costly and time-consuming. A complementary economical approach is to explore various innovative data plan offerings to meet the requirements of heterogeneous users. In this project, we will design and analyze various smart data pricing mechanisms, such as time and location dependent pricing, mobile data quota trading, rollover data plans, and various price differentiating mechanisms, and understand the impact on the network operators and users.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Project Team

NCEL Members: Man Hon Cheung, Lin Gao, Jianwei Huang, Shuqing Li, Qian Ma, Zhiyuan Wang, Junlin Yu
Collaborators: Shuo-yen Robert Li (CUHK), Ya-Feng Liu (Chinese Academy of Science)

 
 
 
References
2018
Wang, Zhiyuan, Lin Gao, and Jianwei Huang Duopoly Competition for Mobile Data Plans with Time Flexibility. International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks (WiOpt). Shanghai, China, 2018. Download: Duopoly_WiOpt2018.pdf (1.06 MB)
Wang, Zhiyuan, Lin Gao, and Jianwei Huang Multi-Dimensional Contract Design for Mobile Data Plan with Time Flexibility. ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc). Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2018. Download: Rollover_Mobihoc2018.pdf (2.03 MB)
2017
Yu, Junlin, Man Hon Cheung, and Jianwei Huang Economics of Mobile Data Trading Market. International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks (WiOpt). Paris, France, 2017. Download: Junlin_WiOpt17.pdf (485.62 KB)
Yu, Junlin, et al. "Mobile Data Trading: Behavioral Economics Analysis and Algorithm Design." IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. 35.4 (2017): 994-1005. Download: 07869340.pdf (1.47 MB)
Wang, Zhiyuan, Lin Gao, and Jianwei Huang Pricing Optimization of Rollover Data Plan. International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks (WiOpt). Paris, France, 2017. Download: Zhiyuan_WiOpt17.pdf (929.58 KB)
2016
Ma, Qian, Ya Feng Liu, and Jianwei Huang. "Time and Location Aware Mobile Data Pricing." IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. 15.10 (2016): 1536-1233. Download: 07337420.pdf (1.69 MB)
2015
Yu, Junlin, et al. Mobile Data Trading: A Behavioral Economics Perspective. IEEE WiOpt. Mumbai, India, 2015. Download: WiOpt2015_JunlinYu.pdf (556.87 KB)
2014
Li, Shuqin, and Jianwei Huang. "Price Differentiation for Communication Networks." IEEE Transactions on Networking. 22.3 (2014): 703-716. Download: 06514936.pdf (2.58 MB)
Ma, Qian, Ya Feng Liu, and Jianwei Huang Time and Location Aware Mobile Data Pricing. IEEE ICC. Sydney, Austrialia, 2014. Download: ICC2014-TimeDependentPricing.pdf (634.76 KB)
Li, Shuqin, and Jianwei Huang. Usage-based Pricing Differentiation: Incomplete Information and Limited Pricing Choices." Smart Data Pricing. John Wiley & Sons, 2014.  Download: chapter_usage_based_pricing.pdf (873.98 KB)
2009
Li, Shuqin, Jianwei Huang, and Shuo-yen Robert Li Revenue Maximization for Communication Networks with Usage-Based Pricing. IEEE Global Communications Conference., 2009. Download: Revenue_globecom09[1].pdf (258.09 KB)

 

 

 

 

 



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