An Economic Analysis of Interconnection Arrangements Between Internet Backbone Providers

  title={An Economic Analysis of Interconnection Arrangements Between Internet Backbone Providers},
  author={Yong Tan and I. Robert Chiang and Vijay S. Mookerjee},
  journal={Operations Research},
Transit and peering arrangements among Internet Backbone Providers (IBPs) are essential for the global delivery of communication services on the Internet. In addition, to support delay sensitive applications (e.g., streaming and multimedia applications) it is important for IBPs to maintain high service quality even if the network is congested. One promising approach is to establish interconnection agreements among providers to dynamically trade network capacity. To make such interconnections… CONTINUE READING
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