Browsing by Author "Resource sharing in commercial mobile networks
may present operators with options to cut costs and prevent
network churn. In resource sharing, when the network experiences
resource constraints, the operator can negotiate with
other reachable networks to outsource the provision of network
access services. The revenue earned from user payments will
be shared by the home operator and the serving operator.
Operators participating in service outsourcing are faced with
financial challenges with regard to network revenue sharing.
Moreover, an operatorâs users are placed under service control
of the visited operator, a situation that may impact customer
experience. On the other hand, the visited operator allocates
network resources to visiting users, thus there is a risk of service
blockage for home users. In this paper we explore resource
sharing in inter-domain frameworks, and investigate factors that
influence revenue distribution amongst involved operators. We
develop strategies for use by operators to maximize revenue
from resource sharing. This work is done in the domain of IP
Multimedia Subsystem communications"