Providing Bandwidth Guarantees over a Best-effort Network: Call-admission and Pricing

@inproceedings{Courcoubetis2001ProvidingBG,
  title={Providing Bandwidth Guarantees over a Best-effort Network: Call-admission and Pricing},
  author={Costas A. Courcoubetis and Antonis Dimakis and Martin I. Reiman},
  booktitle={INFOCOM},
  year={2001}
}
This paper introduces a framework for answering questions regarding the conditions on the network load that allow a best-effort network like the Internet to support connections of given duration that require a certain quality of service. Such quality of service is expressed in terms of the percentage of time the bandwidth allocated to a connection may drop… CONTINUE READING