Brokerage of Bandwidth Commodities
There exist several websites today where buyers and sellers of point-to-point connectivity and telephony minutes can post bids and offers, respectively. Owing to the convergence of data and voice technologies and the emergence of IP as a universal service substrate, trading of IP-based connectivity is receiving increased attention lately. In [Che99] a hierarchical trading model for bandwidth commodities was introduced, and the computational complexity of brokerage in a spot market for bandwidth was studied. A step further, we now discuss the benefits and risks associated with bandwidth brokerage, in a first attempt to evaluate the effects on bandwidth trading of a secondary market for composite contracts, which we call "path contracts".
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics | Management Information Systems
Intelligent Systems and Decision Analytics
7th International Conference on Intelligence in Services and Networks
CHELIOTIS, Giorgos and Liver, B..
Brokerage of Bandwidth Commodities. (2000). 7th International Conference on Intelligence in Services and Networks. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
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