Optimal Pricing of User-Initiated Data-Plan Sharing in a Roaming Market

Abstract

A smartphone user’s personal hotspot (pH) allows him to share cellular connection to another (e.g., a traveler) in the vicinity, but such sharing consumes the limited data quota in his two-part tariff plan and may lead to overage charge. This paper studies how to motivate such pH-enabled data-plan sharing between local users and travelers in the ever… (More)

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