A Social Welfare Approach in Increasing the Benefits from the Internet in Developing Countries
2011 (English)In: International Journal on Network Security, ISSN 2152-5064, Vol. 2, no 4, 29-33 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The paper examines the Internet usage and itsmarket environment in developing countries under theperceived assumption that the Internet is one of the mostimportant drivers for development. It gives an insight onprocesses’ (both unintended and intended) implications andtheir effects on achieving real Internet benefits in theenvironments where network infrastructures are limited suchas the ones found in the developing regions. A welfare basedapproach is proposed in which the Internet providers and endusersidentify a set of objective that leads them in achievingincreased benefits. Analytical model of the maincharacteristics in the approach is presented and eventuallyshown how the end user bit rate could be regulated based onthe utility bounds that lead general satisfaction to all users.User satisfaction signifies delivery of expected QoS and aswell as willing to pay for such services.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 2, no 4, 29-33 p.
welfare, benefits, fairness, Internet, user satisfaction, social-economic progress
Research subject Computer and Systems Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-122277OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-122277DiVA: diva2:865582