Title: A Study of Multi-Operator Resource Sharing using Markov Chain Model

Issue Number: Vol. 8, No. 2
Year of Publication: Jun - 2018
Page Numbers: 118-123
Authors: Soha Farhat, Ali Chour, and Abed Ellatif Samhat
Journal Name: International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (IJDIWC)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P002417


In this paper, we model the interaction between the operators of a multi-operator sharing system using Markov chain. We investigate three pricing strategies to set the financial conciliation for the service cost between operators. We also evaluated different resource sharing factors to highlight the impact of such sharing. Results in terms of blocking rate and profits, show how this sharing can improve the revenues of the operatorsaswellasthesystemperformancebyreducingtheusers blocking rate. Besides, based on the capacity of the operator, the sharing factor and the pricing strategy affects the cooperation benefits in different ways.