Metrics to Evaluate Internet Pricing Schemes

TitleMetrics to Evaluate Internet Pricing Schemes
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsWang, J., and K. F. Li
Conference NameSignal Processing and Information Technology, 2006 IEEE International Symposium on
Pagination600 -605
Date Publishedaug.
Keywordscomputer network management, congestion control, Internet, Internet pricing schemes, Internet service providers, managerial problems, network operations, quality of service guarantee, resource allocation

How to charge Internet usage, or Internet pricing, has been recognized not only as an important business concern, but also as a feasible solution to many managerial problems in network operations, such as resource allocation, congestion control, and quality of service guarantee. In this work, we propose eight metrics to measure the effectiveness of pricing schemes in various aspects related to the users, network operations, and the Internet service providers. A brief survey of commonly known schemes is presented with their evaluations according to the proposed metrics. In addition to being used for the evaluation of existing schemes, the metrics can also be served as design guidelines for future pricing approach


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