As both cellular and WiFi technologies improve, more mobile traffic is carried over them. For cellular carriers, WiFi complements their network service by offloading ever increasing mobile traffic. However, at the same time, there is a danger of WiFi to compete with cellular services by interrupting its business model, as it can be a cheaper alternative to mobile Internet service. In this paper, we use a mathematical model to study the condition under which WiFi can be a threat. We also discuss important factors that can affect the competition between the WiFi and cellular technologies.
|Title of host publication||ICUFN 2017 - 9th International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks|
|Publisher||IEEE Computer Society|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2017 Jul 26|
|Event||9th International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks, ICUFN 2017 - Milan, Italy|
Duration: 2017 Jul 4 → 2017 Jul 7
|Name||International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks, ICUFN|
|Other||9th International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks, ICUFN 2017|
|Period||17/7/4 → 17/7/7|
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© 2017 IEEE.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Computer Science Applications
- Hardware and Architecture