MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 227, 20182018 4th International Conference on Communication Technology (ICCT 2018)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Management Science and Engineering|
|Published online||14 November 2018|
Financial Implications of Femtocell Deployment
Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Economics, 040 01 Košice, Slovakia
2 Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, 040 01 Košice, Slovakia
a Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Increased usage in wireless communication has been observed in the last decades and it is expected to rise even more. Traditional spectrum allocation mechanism together with increasing demand for data transfers caused spectrum to become more congested. As a consequence, high pressure for its more effective usage emerges. Modern concept of heterogeneous networks with cognitive femtocells represents one of the promising solutions. Associated technical issues of heterogeneous networks have been discussed in many papers. However, economic aspects of femtocell deployment in network are still insufficiently analysed. This paper is devoted to economic aspects of operators’ behaviour in the macro-femto network but we also focus on technical issue of overall spectrum usage. For this purpose, the agent-based model of two-tier network was proposed. Results of simulation confirm significant influence of number of deployed femtocells and their location in the network on operators’ pricing strategies and their whole economic performance.
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