A simulation study of non-cooperative pricing strategies for circuit-switched optical networks

B. M. Ninan, George Kesidis, M. Devetikiotis

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Abstract

We consider a non-cooperative community of users that share a number of circuit-switched optical channels. After specifying an example user utility function that corresponds to inelastic bandwidth requirements, we study numerically the existence and nature of Nash equilibrium point(s) reached by the users, for a fixed charge per circuit per unit time imposed by the network for each successfully transmitted packet. Our numerical simulations include several cases of user demand and utility, both symmetric and asymmetric. Finally, we describe how the network could modify its chosen price to steer the users to desired aggregate throughput levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 10th IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems, MASCOTS 2002
EditorsA. Boukerche, S. Majumdar, S.K. Das
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages257-263
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)0769518400
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002
Event10th IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems, MASCOTS 2002 - Fort Worth, United States
Duration: Oct 11 2002Oct 16 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Computer Society's Annual International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems, MASCOTS
Volume2002-January
ISSN (Print)1526-7539

Other

Other10th IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems, MASCOTS 2002
CountryUnited States
CityFort Worth
Period10/11/0210/16/02

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation

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Ninan, B. M., Kesidis, G., & Devetikiotis, M. (2002). A simulation study of non-cooperative pricing strategies for circuit-switched optical networks. In A. Boukerche, S. Majumdar, & S. K. Das (Eds.), Proceedings - 10th IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems, MASCOTS 2002 (pp. 257-263). [1167085] (Proceedings - IEEE Computer Society's Annual International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems, MASCOTS; Vol. 2002-January). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/MASCOT.2002.1167085