A simple two-sided market model with side-payments and ISP service classes

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Abstract

We consider a simple two-sided market model of an Internet Service (access) Provider (ISP) and Content Provider (CP, over commodity Internet access) on a platform of user-demand. Though the model does not consider provider competition and resource congestion, it does consider advertising revenue, multiple ISP service classes, separate price sensitives for each provider type, and side-payments from CP to ISP [16]. We argue that side-payments are effectively in play even under network-neutrality regulations owing to considerations in Service-Level Agreements (SLAs) of asymmetries in traffic aggregates at boundaries (NNIs) between eyeball ISPs and transit ISPs, the latter serving the CPs remote to the eyeball ISPs. Finally, we consider a game between content providers based on 'managed' and commodity-Internet-access services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages595-597
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781479930883
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2014 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Apr 27 2014May 2 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
ISSN (Print)0743-166X

Other

Other2014 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2014
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period4/27/145/2/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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