A comparison of 4G telecommunications tariff plans in Asia countries

Huai Sheng Huang, Tzu Chung Su, Jo Ching Wu, Wan Du Tsai, Yu-Chee Tseng, Fuchun Lin, Bo Ting Lin, Wan Hsun Hu

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Abstract

Long Term Evolution (LTE) has been widely adopted by many 4G network operators. Many countries in America, Europe, and Asia have started LTE services since 2010. In the meantime, some countries (such as Taiwan and China) are in the process of transferring from 3G or Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) to 4G services. In this paper, we investigate the tariff plans of the nine telecommunications operators which own top-three market shares in Singapore, Japan, and Hong Kong, respectively. Several issues, such as market share, tariff strategy, and even customs are discussed. Also, Tier-pricing strategies of LTE, such as Fair Use Policy (FUP), monthly data allowance, and data overage allowance, are discussed and compared. Moreover, we compare different charging plans and examine their price-performance ratios.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAPNOMS 2014 - 16th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9784885522888
DOIs
StatePublished - 23 Dec 2014
Event16th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium, APNOMS 2014 - Hsinchu, Taiwan
Duration: 17 Sep 201419 Sep 2014

Publication series

NameAPNOMS 2014 - 16th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium

Conference

Conference16th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium, APNOMS 2014
CountryTaiwan
CityHsinchu
Period17/09/1419/09/14

Keywords

  • 4G
  • Charging factor
  • LTE
  • Tariff

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