JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATIONS (JCM)
ISSN : 1796-2021
Volume : 1    Issue : 5    Date : Auguest 2006

Dynamic Price Discovering Models for Differentiated Wireless Services
Swarup Mandal, Debashis Saha and Mainak Chatterjee
Page(s): 50-56
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Abstract
Heterogeneous subscriber base with wide range of wireless services makes the wireless service
market more challenging for a service provider (SP). This challenge is related to the revenue model
of the SP, where pricing policy plays a central role. The pricing policy should be such that an SP will
recover the investment while keeping the desired level of customer satisfaction. An ideal pricing
policy should be less complex and be able to price the service close to the worth, a subscriber
attached to it. This calls for dynamic price discovering models for differentiated wireless service. In
this paper, we have proposed auction based price discovering models like uniform pricing auction
and discriminatory pricing auction for dynamic pricing of differentiated wireless services. We have
compared their performances with flat-pricing scheme for differentiated wireless services, which is
quite popular in the wireless domain. Simulation results show that auction based models have a
potential to replace the traditional flat pricing models.

Index Terms
Differentiated wireless service pricing, Price iscovery models, auctions, flat pricing.