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Economic analysis of QoS differentiation in OPS networks
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, Department of Telematics.
2012 (English)MasteroppgaveStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Quality of Service (QoS) differentiation is the differentiated traffic-handling to achieve multiple service classes of varying quality. In addition to providing service guarantees necessary for delay-sensitive, real-time applications, service differentiation can provide increased income for network providers due to price differentiation opportunities. Moreover, with advances in technology, previous QoS schemes based on buffered networks cannot be used in newer, bufferless, optical networks. Current and future technologies were studied to facilitate economic analysis of QoS differentiation in Optical Packet Switched networks. Empirical data from related studies have been adopted to quantify a relationship between objective measurements of network quality and a user’s willingness to pay for that quality. Models that represent network scenarios with and without service differentiation were discussed to address the viability of implementation. The model developed suggests pricing for customer classes based on network parameters before and after implementation, cost of deployment, customer willingness to pay, and business requirements such as Return on Investment. It was determined that under certain circumstances, a network provider may improve revenue via service differentiation.

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Institutt for telematikk , 2012. , 85 p.
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ntnudaim:7902, MTKOM kommunikasjonsteknologi, Teleøkonomi
URN: urn:nbn:no:ntnu:diva-19400Local ID: ntnudaim:7902OAI: diva2:566905
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