Handbook of Optimization in TelecommunicationsM.G.C. Resende and P.M. Pardalos (Editors)
Springer Science + Business Media, 2006.
Pricing and equilibrium in communication networks
|Combine pricing and
engineering in communication networks improves resources management to a
great extent and optimization models provide a bridge between the two disciplines.
In this chapter, we survey a set of network pricing models. Managing network resources
involves decision-making at many levels. Correspondingly, our survey takes a
“divide and review” approach that classifies various pricing models into three categories:
models that support on-line resources allocation; models that assist
bandwidth provisioning; and models that complement long-term capacity
In discussing pricing schemes in each category, we highlight economic
thinking behind model formulation,
specifc issues to be resolved by both pricing and engineering, and important insights
obtained from the optimization results.
pricing models, equilibrium, optimization.