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A contract and balancing mechanism for sharing capacity in a communication network

Anderson, Edward, Kelly, Frank and Steinberg, Richard (2006) A contract and balancing mechanism for sharing capacity in a communication network. Management Science, 52 (1). pp. 39-53. ISSN 0025-1909

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Abstract

We propose a method for determining how much to charge users of a communication network when they share bandwidth. Our approach can be employed either when a network owner wishes to sell bandwidth for a specified period of time to a number of different users, or when users cooperate to build a network to be shared among themselves. Our proposed contract and balancing mechanism can mediate between rapidly fluctuating prices and the longer time scales over which bandwidth contracts may be traded. An advantage of the process is that it avoids perverse incentives for a capacity provider to increase congestion.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://mansci.journal.informs.org/
Additional Information: © 2006 INFORMS
Library of Congress subject classification: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Sets: Research centres and groups > Management Science Group
Departments > Management
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2009 15:58
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/23576/

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