Demo: Enabling mobile time-dependent pricing

Sangtae Ha, Soumya Sen, Carlee Joe-Wong, Rudiger Rill, Mung Chiang

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Abstract

ISPs around the world have begun to offer new pricing plans for wireless data, such as usage-based pricing in the U.S., to mitigate recent growth in bandwidth demand. Time Dependent Pricing (TDP) represents a next step in this direction [1, 2]. With TDP, ISPs can shift traffic to off-peak periods, thus reducing their cost, while consumers save money by choosing the time of usage. TDP uses a feedback control loop between an ISP and its users to account for users' responses to offered prices in optimizing the future prices. We have implemented such a TDP system and are presently conducting a user trial at Princeton while planning larger trials with commercial ISPs. This demo will introduce the audience to our system's ISP- and user-side features. On the ISP side, we show the current network congestion, while on the user side, we show device UIs displaying the offered prices, the device usage history, and automated scheduling of applications to keep users within a specified budget.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMobiSys'12 - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services
Number of pages1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012
Event10th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services, MobiSys'12 - Low Wood Bay, Lake District, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 25 2012Jun 29 2012

Publication series

NameMobiSys'12 - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services

Other

Other10th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services, MobiSys'12
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLow Wood Bay, Lake District
Period6/25/126/29/12

Keywords

  • data plans
  • economics
  • wireless pricing

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