Network Economics

Pricing and economic studies of networks.

Good things come to those who (can) wait: or how to handle Delay Tolerant traffic and make peace on the Internet

Authors: 
Nikolaos Laoutaris and Pablo Rodriguez
Published: 
Proc. of ACM HotNets-VII

This paper talks about time shifting Delay Tolerant (DT) traffic in order to reduce bills for ISPs. Two schemes are posited

  • User incentives – users are encouraged to delay downloading with a reward scheme

  • Internet Post Offices (IPOs) – storage for store-and-forward relays for DT traffic.

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