Title: LTE D2D - Challenges and Perspective of Mobile Operators

Year of Publication: Feb - 2015
Page Numbers: 137-145
Authors: Taisiya Kim, Soo Kyung Park, Bong Gyou Lee
Conference Name: The Second International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, Computer Engineering and their Applications (EECEA2015)
- Philippines


Managing the tremendous data traffic is a main concern for mobile network operators in IoT environment. The growing of wireless network demand makes a burden to mobile network traffic and LTE D2D is regarding as a solution for the spectrum problem. LTE D2D will bring an impact on providers to share spectrum and on mobile environment. The main purpose of this study is to analyze the role and relationship of key players in changed mobile environment, caused by LTE D2D. The solutions for mobile operators were drawn through the literature review and in-depth interview of experts. The results of this study show that the profit source is going to become a main issue among key players and mobile operators. Thus, for mobile operators, it is important to measure communication details or data usage with certain software to prevent unilateral loss from free business model.