4G LTE network access system and pricing model for IoT MVNOs: spreading smart tourism

  • Byun J
  • Kim B
  • Ko C
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The aim of this study is to facilitate market access by Internet of things (IoT) mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) (‘M2V’ hereinafter) for the purpose of providing the IoT services required to implement more advanced smart tourism in the tourism sector, which is heavily influenced not only by the Internet but also by information and communications technology (ICT) in the era of fourth generation (4G) long term evolution (LTE) networks. The study produced the following results. It established a 4G LTE network-based technological access system, which is commercially offered all over the world, and suggested business models featuring diverse interworking between network and system through M2V access to 4G LTE, as well as the resulting wholesale price calculation model according to bandwidth. Based on the research model, both the Korean government and governments of other countries can be expected to further advance smart tourism in the future by implementing policy and institutional supports that aim to enable 4G LTE network-based M2V to realize a technological access system, and by inducing M2V to make inroads into the tourism industry based on diversified business models.

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  • 4G LTE network
  • Internet of things (IoT)
  • Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO)
  • Smart tourism
  • Wholesale pricing

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  • Jeongeun Byun

  • Byung Woon Kim

  • Chang Youl Ko

  • Jeoung Woo Byun

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