A provider and peer selection policy for the future sustainable internet
by Yu Nakata; Shin'ichi Arakawa; Masayuki Murata
International Journal of Management and Network Economics (IJMNE), Vol. 3, No. 3, 2015

Abstract: For the internet to be sustainable for rapidly increasing traffic, each ISP must improve its network equipment in response to this increase in traffic. For this improvement, ISPs require a sufficient level of economic utility, which is derived from network interconnections. However, the evolution of the internet topology may degrade economic utility of each ISP because the traffic flow changes with the evolution of the internet topology. In this study, we first investigate whether each ISP can obtain sufficient economic utility with an increase in traffic. From this investigation, we show that the increase in the rate of traffic through each ISP greatly outstrips the increased economic utility of each ISP. This means that the internet topology is not sustainable for such an increase in traffic. We then develop policies by which autonomous systems can construct links such that each ISP continually achieves sufficient economic utility for increase in traffic.

Online publication date: Tue, 29-Dec-2015

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