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Authors: Virgilios Passas, Vasileios Miliotis, Nikos Makris, Thanasis Korakis and Leandros Tassiulas

Conference: GLOBECOM 2016, Washington DC, USA, December 2016

Abstract: Heterogeneous network access has been proposed as a solution for the continuously deteriorating congestion problem of cellular infrastructures. In this paper we focus on a multi-Radio Access Technology (RAT) environment and we provide a solution based on the Paris Metro Pricing (PMP) scheme, which was first applied in Paris metro. The concept of this pricing scheme was to provide differentiated service classes for customers who desired to avoid being congested, while maintaining the same wagons, characterized only by a different ticket price. The proposed solution extends the classic PMP policy by inducing dynamic prices formed by the congestion of each available technology. We investigate the performance of our dynamic PMP scheme taking into consideration a mobility model of the interested users. Through simulations and testbed experimentation we provide evaluation results on the average throughput, the acceptance capability of the incoming users and how these performance metrics are affected under different mobility conditions.

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