Last call for the buffet: economics of cellular networks

  title={Last call for the buffet: economics of cellular networks},
  author={Jeremy Blackburn and Rade Stanojevic and Vijay Erramilli and Adriana Iamnitchi and Konstantina Papagiannaki},
Voice and data traffic growth over the last several years has become a major challenge for cellular operators with a direct impact on revenues, infrastructure investments, and end-user performance. The economics of these operators depend on various incentives used to attract users in the form of unlimited, buffet-like voice/sms/data packages. However, our understanding of the effects of user behavior under these offerings on operator revenues/costs remains poor. Using two years of detailed… CONTINUE READING
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