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Market pricing of differentiated Internet services

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4 Author(s)
Semret, N. ; Center for Telecommun. Res., Columbia Univ., New York, NY, USA ; Liao, R.R.-F. ; Campbell, A.T. ; Lazar, A.A.

This paper presents a decentralized auction-based approach to pricing of edge-allocated bandwidth in a differentiated services model for the Internet. The players in this architecture are users, one raw-capacity seller per network and one broker per service per network. With the progressive second price auction mechanism as the basic building block, we conduct a game theoretic analysis, deriving optimal strategies for buyers and brokers, and show the existence of network-wide equilibria. We investigate the system dynamics by simulating a scenario with three interconnected networks, and two types of services built on the proposed standard expedited forwarding (EF) and assured forwarding (AF) per-hop-behaviors

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Quality of Service, 1999. IWQoS '99. 1999 Seventh International Workshop on

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