Social connections and access charges in networks

Rodrigo Harrison, Gonzalo Hernandez, Roberto Munoz

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In this paper we present a model where two interconnected network operators compete in linear prices in a market characterized by the existence of social connections among consumers, which are represented by a random regular graph. Assuming horizontal differentiation among operators, the customers select their network provider based on their preferences and the prices offered by the competing firms. In equilibrium the number of calls made to other agents depends on where they are located in the social network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Science - ICCS 2006
Subtitle of host publication6th International Conference, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)3540343830, 9783540343837
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventICCS 2006: 6th International Conference on Computational Science - Reading, United Kingdom
Duration: 28 May 200631 May 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3993 LNCS - III
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceICCS 2006: 6th International Conference on Computational Science
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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