ISSN : 1796-2056
Volume : 2    Issue : 3    Date : June 2007

Resource Based Pricing Framework for Integrated Services Networks
Mostafa H. Dahshan and Pramode K. Verma
Page(s): 36-45
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This paper addresses the impact of Quality of Service on resource requirements in networks that
implement exclusive bandwidth allocation, such as IntServ. The paper proposes a framework for
pricing flows based on the impact of their reservations on the resources for which the network must
be provisioned. The developed framework is analytical and is based on the economies associated
with aggregating vs. segregating exclusive bandwidths that cater to customers demanding a
specified Quality of Service.

Index Terms
QoS Pricing, Integrated Services, Resource reservation, Economies of scale, Segregated flows,
Aggregated flows.