Application neutrality and a paradox of side payments

Stephane Caron, George Kesidis, Eitan Altman

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Abstract

The ongoing debate over net neutrality covers a broad set of issues related to the regulation of public networks. In two ways, we extend an idealized usage-priced game-theoretic framework based on a common linear demand-response model [1]. First, we study the impact of "side payments" among a plurality of Internet service (access) providers and content providers. In the non-monopolistic case, our analysis reveals an interesting "paradox" of side payments in that overall revenues are reduced for those that receive them. Second, assuming different application types (HTTP web traf-fc, peer-to-peer fle sharing, media streaming, interactive VoIP), we extend this model to accommodate differential pricing among them in order to study the issue of application neutrality. Revenues for neutral and non-neutral pricing are compared for the case of two application types.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Re-Architecting the Internet (ReArch) Workshop, Held in Conjunction with CoNEXT 2010
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event2010 Workshop on Re-Architecting the Internet, ReArch'10, Held in Conjunction with 6th ACM International Conference on Emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies, CoNEXT 2010 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Nov 30 2010Nov 30 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Re-Architecting the Internet (ReArch) Workshop, Held in Conjunction with CoNEXT 2010

Other

Other2010 Workshop on Re-Architecting the Internet, ReArch'10, Held in Conjunction with 6th ACM International Conference on Emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies, CoNEXT 2010
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period11/30/1011/30/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture

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