Nowadays Internet has become a critical part of our daily lives and an affordable Internet access is a leading engine of economic, cultural, social and political growth. In our opinion, cooperation among customers could give a boost to Internet availability and affordability, therefore, we propose an attractive and efficient pricing mechanism to give incentives to wireless users who decide to share their connection resources with others. Thanks to the proposed system, a natural expansion of the wireless coverage area can be realized increasing accessibility and reducing connection fees. The system presented in this work is intended to be economical effective, easy to implement and compatible with today's wireless technologies. It takes into account a specific user utility function in order to provide an elevated customers satisfaction degree and it has the aim of reaching the overall network efficiency using pricing as a way, not only to share transmission resources, but to control and prevent the network congestion as well. Simulation results, in terms of profits obtained by wireless nodes, overall network utility and customers satisfaction, validate the goodness of the proposed system and encourage the use of these techniques in wireless Internet architecture.

Managing and deploying pervasive wireless internet access through attractive connection sharing and reselling mechanisms

Pace P;Aloi Gianluca
2013

Abstract

Nowadays Internet has become a critical part of our daily lives and an affordable Internet access is a leading engine of economic, cultural, social and political growth. In our opinion, cooperation among customers could give a boost to Internet availability and affordability, therefore, we propose an attractive and efficient pricing mechanism to give incentives to wireless users who decide to share their connection resources with others. Thanks to the proposed system, a natural expansion of the wireless coverage area can be realized increasing accessibility and reducing connection fees. The system presented in this work is intended to be economical effective, easy to implement and compatible with today's wireless technologies. It takes into account a specific user utility function in order to provide an elevated customers satisfaction degree and it has the aim of reaching the overall network efficiency using pricing as a way, not only to share transmission resources, but to control and prevent the network congestion as well. Simulation results, in terms of profits obtained by wireless nodes, overall network utility and customers satisfaction, validate the goodness of the proposed system and encourage the use of these techniques in wireless Internet architecture.
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