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A two-phased scheme for allocating shared costs to services in a converged network

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7 Author(s)
Casier, K. ; Dept. of Inf. Technol. (INTEC), Ghent Univ., Ghent ; Verbrugge, S. ; Meersman, R. ; Van Ooteghem, J.
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Migrating towards a converged network allows some important cost-reductions due to economies of scale and scope. The costs of such a converged network are shared among the different services. A fair allocation of these costs is important when determining the cost per service. This paper introduces a method for allocating the costs of the converged network to the different services in a fair manner, based on a combination of bandwidth and peak usage of the network-resources. The method is described using both theoretical and realistic traffic patterns over the network.

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Broadband Convergence Networks, 2006. BcN 2006. The 1st International Workshop on

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7-7 April 2006