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Quality of Service Delivery: Economics of Multi-homing and Content Delivery Networks

abstract The structure of the Internet serves as a big commoditizer of all traffic. Therefore all data, be ittime critical or not is transported at the same speed. However, recent trends in the internet arechanging this structure. The practices of multi-homing and using content delivery networks reducethe commodity nature of data being transported and put terminating Internet service providers in aposition to price discriminate against specific providers or types of traffic. We firstly formalizemulti-homing and content delivery networks, we then derive end user prices for paid content andlastly show consequences of the modeled situation. We thus show how the two technologies tobypass crowded peerings change the Internet business model. Traffic which is sensitive to transportquality, such as business critical or delay sensitive traffic, will be paying higher fees to terminatingISPs.
   
type conference paper (English)
   
name of conference 9. Internationalen Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik (Wien)
date of conference 01-02-2009
title of proceedings Tagungsband zur 9. Internationalen Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik
review double-blind review
   
citation Hau, T., Wulf, J., Zarnekow, R., & Brenner, W. (2009). Quality of Service Delivery: Economics of Multi-homing and Content Delivery Networks. In Tagungsband zur 9. Internationalen Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik.