Effect of traffic shifts on the economics of telecommunication competition

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Communications
Pages229-234
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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ISSN (Print)0536-1486

Conference

Title2007 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC'07
PlaceUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow, Scotland
Period24 - 28 June 2007

Abstract

We consider a telecommunication competition model involving an incumbent and one or more new entrants who only choose to serve the most profitable traffic. The contribution of this paper is a new analysis that studies the effect of traffic shifts, which are common in the Internet era, on the distribution of market share. Introducing and using a new concept of a shifting network process, we analyze an incumbent network provider adapting its network to this shifting network process with a Mixed Integer Linear Program (MILP). In addition, a second MILP is developed to determine the maximum market share obtainable by a single competitor, engaging in so-called "cream- skimming". Further, we investigate the situation wherein multiple competitors compete on specific parts of the network. Numerical results are provided to demonstrate the various market share effects that may occur. © 2007 IEEE.

Citation Format(s)

Effect of traffic shifts on the economics of telecommunication competition. / Baliga, Jayant; Zalesky, Andrew; Zukerman, Moshe.
IEEE International Conference on Communications. 2007. p. 229-234 4288717.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review