On Aggregate Utility Maximization by Greedy ASs Competing to Provide Internet Services
Vladimir V. Marbukh, R E. Van Dyck
We consider the effect of competition between N greedy autonomous systems (ASs) on pricing and availability ofInternet services to elastic users. The problem is formalized as a non-cooperative game, where the autonomous systems attempt to maximize their profits by adjusting prices and bandwidths. For the particular case of alternative routes owned by different ASs, we present an explicit solution that gives the optimal capacities and prices, as well as the corresponding utilities. As the number of ASs increases, this competitive equilibrium approaches the social welfare optimal equilibrium, which maximizes the aggregate utility.
Proceedings 42nd Annual Allerton Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing
September 29-October 1, 2004
Allerton Conference on Communication Control, and Computing
capacity optimization, game theory, internet, pricing
and Van, R.
On Aggregate Utility Maximization by Greedy ASs Competing to Provide Internet Services, Proceedings 42nd Annual Allerton Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing
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