Comparative feasibility analysis of Wi-Fi in metropolitan and small municipalities: a system dynamics approach Online publication date: Sun, 08-Mar-2009
by Sang M. Lee, Gang-hoon Kim, Jongheon Kim
International Journal of Mobile Communications (IJMC), Vol. 7, No. 4, 2009
Abstract: Wireless broadband service has grown rapidly, with many local governments considering alternatives for providing such a service to their communities in order to make them more attractive to new businesses and tourists. The alternatives range from an unrestricted free market (with mixed service quality and coverage) to city- or community-sponsored service, which provides better control. The evaluation of such proposals is problematic due to the newness of the concept, which limits traditional cost-benefit analysis because of insufficient data. The system dynamics methodology is proposed for the analysis of Wi-Fi proposals in cities or local governments. The method is demonstrated with a comparison of the expected Wi-Fi performance for small and metropolitan locations, and an evaluation of safety (expected impact on crime), tourism (expected impact on visitors) and other economic benefits.
Online publication date: Sun, 08-Mar-2009
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Mobile Communications (IJMC):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:
Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.
If you still need assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org