Parminder Chhabra, Nikolaos Laoutaris and Pablo Rodriguez
This paper looks at a model of reducing peak-rate load by incentivising users
to move from peak rate slots to off-peak time periods. It has its roots in
their HotNets 2008 paper “Good things come to those who (can) wait”.
(Users are granted bandwidth in the off-peak for good behaviour in the on-peak.)
Vytautas Valancius, Christian Lumezanu, Nick Feamster, Ramesh Johari and Vijay Vazirani
This paper deals with the problem of ISPs selling contracts to other
(customer) ISPs. Transit ISPs implement policies which price traffic
by volume or by destination with volume discount and cheaper prices
to destinations which cost them less. The paper studies destination
based tiered pricing with the idea that ISPs should unbundle traffic
and sell pricing in tiers according to destination to maximise profits.
The background section offers a useful taxonomy of current bundles
sold by transit ISPs. This arises from discussions with ISPs.
This paper looks at time-dependent pricing schemes. A day is
split into 48 half hour periods indexed by
an integer. The system is known as TUBE (Time-dependent Usage-based
They use a control loop to adapt the prices ISPs charge users
in response to changing behaviour.