Media delivery competition with edge cloud, remote cloud and networking

Xinyi Hu, George Kesidis, Behdad Heidarpour, Zbigniew Dziong

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Abstract

We describe a marketplace for content (digital media) distribution, specifically stored-video streaming, involving both edge cloud (fog) and remote cloud-computing and storage resources. Three different types of competing participants are considered: providers that are affiliated with the remote cloud, those that are affiliated with the ISP/edge, and those affiliated with neither. For a simple model, we explore the existence of a Nash equilibrium. Furthermore, we formulate a leader-follower game involving a market regulator maximizing social welfare and study its Stackelberg equilibrium. For a market regulator seeking to limit prices charged by an edge-cloud entrant, we show an interesting trade-off between “moderate” edge-cloud prices and the existence of a follower (Nash) equilibrium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNETNOMICS: Economic Research and Electronic Networking
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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