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Can Bilateral ISP Peering Lead to Network-Wide Cooperative Settlement

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Can Bilateral ISP Peering Lead to Network-Wide Cooperative Settlement
— The Internet includes thousands of Internet service providers (ISPs) which are interconnected to provide connectivity and service for end-users. Traditionally, the settlement between the ISPs are determined based on bilateral agreements that result from pair-wise negotiations. Although this settlement mechanism is intuitive and easy to implement, it does not encourage networkwide cooperation, as the bilateral charges typically do not lead to a fair division of revenue among all ISPs that are involved in carrying the same flows of traffic. This problem is getting more severe with various emerging new Internet business models. In this paper, we try to determine the existence and realizability of bilateral prices that can achieve fair revenue division among ISPs. In particular, we use Shapley value as the basis for deriving fair prices. Under a quite general topology and traffic model, we find that there exists prices that make the revenue division under bilateral settlement equal...
Yang Cheung, Dah-Ming Chiu, Jianwei Huang
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ICCCN
Authors Yang Cheung, Dah-Ming Chiu, Jianwei Huang
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