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Internet Resource Pricing Models


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ke Xu, Yifeng Zhong, Huan He
    Pages 1-10
  3. Ke Xu, Yifeng Zhong, Huan He
    Pages 11-28
  4. Ke Xu, Yifeng Zhong, Huan He
    Pages 29-42
  5. Ke Xu, Yifeng Zhong, Huan He
    Pages 67-87

About this book


This brief guides the reader through three basic Internet resource pricing models using an Internet cost analysis. Addressing the evolution of service types, it presents several corresponding mechanisms which can ensure pricing implementation and resource allocation. The authors discuss utility optimization of network pricing methods in economics and underline two classes of pricing methods including system optimization and entities' strategic optimization. The brief closes with two examples of the newly proposed pricing strategy helping to solve the profit distribution problem brought by P2P free-riding and improve the pricing efficiency with the introduction of the price discrimination. The Internet resource pricing strategy is not only the key factor of Internet resource allocation efficiency, but also the determinant of the profit. The methods and models discussed in Internet Resource Pricing Models increase the efficiency of existing pricing strategies to ensure a sound and sustainable development of the Internet. The brief will help researchers and professionals working with this key factor of Internet resource allocation.


Game Theory Internet Optimization P2P Price Strategy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ComputerTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina, People's Republic
  2. 2.Department of ComputerTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina, People's Republic
  3. 3.Global Technology ServiceIBM North ChinaBeijingChina, People's Republic

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Internet Resource Pricing Models
  • Authors Ke Xu
    Yifeng Zhong
    Huan He
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Computer Science
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs Computer Sci.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4614-8408-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-8409-7
  • Series ISSN 2191-5768
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-5776
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 87
  • Number of Illustrations 34 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computer Communication Networks
    Communications Engineering, Networks
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