2 April 2010 A pricing scheme to maximize social welfare in communication networks
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Proceedings Volume 7651, International Conference on Space Information Technology 2009; 76511P (2010) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.855553
Event: International Conference on Space Information Technology 2009, 2009, Beijing, China
Abstract
In this paper, we analyze switching from the current flat-rate Internet pricing to adopt usage-based pricing schemes. Even if flat rate pricing is one of the main reasons for the success of the Internet, the only way to prevent network congestion, differentiate services and maximizes social welfare is to adopt usage-based pricing schemes. Our scheme is highly related to an optimal congestion and cost-sharing pricing scheme for multiclass services applied to communication networks developed by Yezekael Hayel, Bruno Tuffin and design a pricing scheme that maximizes the social welfare which is the total gross value minus the total expected delay cost.
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J. Estévez, J. Estévez, H. G. Xiong, H. G. Xiong, Q. Gao, Q. Gao, E. Guerrero, E. Guerrero, "A pricing scheme to maximize social welfare in communication networks", Proc. SPIE 7651, International Conference on Space Information Technology 2009, 76511P (2 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.855553; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.855553
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