Quality of Service Guarantees and Charging in Multiservice Networks

James W. ROBERTS  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E81-B   No.5   pp.824-831
Publication Date: 1998/05/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on ATM Traffic Control and Performance Evaluation)
quality of service,  multiservice networks,  traffic control,  pricing,  Internet,  ATM,  

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Quality of service requirements are satisfied conjointly by the service model, which determines how resources are shared and by network engineering, which determines how much capacity is provided. In this paper we consider the impact of the adopted charging scheme on the feasibility of fulfilling QoS requirements. We identify three categories of charging scheme based respectively on flat rate pricing, congestion pricing and transaction pricing.