Network Neutrality Debate and ISP Inter-Relations: Traffi c Exchange, Revenue Sharing, and Disconnection Threat

Abstract : The network neutrality debate originally stems from the growing traffi c asymmetry between ISPs, questioning the established peering or transit agreements. That tendency is due to popular content providers connected to the network through a single ISP, and whose traffi c is not charged by distant ISPs. We propose in this paper to review the economic transit agreements between ISPs in order to determine their best strategy. We de fine a model with two ISPs, each providing direct connectivity to a fixed proportion of the content and competing in terms of price for end users, who select their ISP based on the price per unit of available content. We analyze and compare thanks to game-theoretic tools three different situations: the case of peering between the ISPs, the case where ISPs do not share their traffi c (exclusivity arrangements), and the case where they fix a transfer price per unit of volume. The impact on the network neutrality debate is then discussed.
Type de document :
Rapport
[Research Report] 2012
Liste complète des métadonnées

Littérature citée [1 références]  Voir  Masquer  Télécharger

https://hal.inria.fr/hal-00659278
Contributeur : Pierre Coucheney <>
Soumis le : jeudi 12 janvier 2012 - 14:48:44
Dernière modification le : mercredi 11 juillet 2018 - 07:48:56
Document(s) archivé(s) le : lundi 19 novembre 2012 - 13:25:39

Fichier

Neutrality-transit.pdf
Fichiers produits par l'(les) auteur(s)

Identifiants

  • HAL Id : hal-00659278, version 1

Citation

Pierre Coucheney, Patrick Maillé, Bruno Tuffin. Network Neutrality Debate and ISP Inter-Relations: Traffi c Exchange, Revenue Sharing, and Disconnection Threat. [Research Report] 2012. 〈hal-00659278〉

Partager

Métriques

Consultations de la notice

913

Téléchargements de fichiers

299