Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

Game theoretic analysis of collusions in nonneutral networks

Abstract : This paper studies the impact of exclusive contracts between a content provider (CP) and an internet service provider (ISP) in a nonneutral network. We consider a simple linear demand function for the CPs. We study when an exclusive contract is beneficial to the colluding pair and evaluate its impact on the noncolluding players at equilibrium. For the case of two CPs and one ISP we show that collusion may not always be beneficial. We derive an explicit condition in terms of the advertisement revenues of the CPs that tells when a collusion is profitable to the colluding entities.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadata

Cited literature [7 references]  Display  Hide  Download
Contributor : Eitan Altman Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 7:09:10 PM
Last modification on : Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 1:24:17 AM
Long-term archiving on: : Monday, February 22, 2016 - 10:41:16 AM


Files produced by the author(s)




Manjesh K. Hanawal, Eitan Altman, Rajesh Sundaresan. Game theoretic analysis of collusions in nonneutral networks. ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review, Association for Computing Machinery, 2012, 40 (2), pp.18-21. ⟨10.1145/2381056.2381061⟩. ⟨hal-01232014⟩



Record views


Files downloads