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Title: Quantifying the Costs of Customers for Usage-Based Pricing
Authors: Gyarmati, László 
Stanojevic, Rade S. 
Sirivianos, Michael 
Laoutaris, Nikolaos 
Keywords: Communication networks;Cost allocation methods;Customer liability;Customers' costs;F-discrepancy;M-discrepancy;Quantification;Total cost of ownership (TCO);Traffic metering method
Category: Economics and Business
Field: Social Sciences
Issue Date: 9-Sep-2014
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell
Source: Smart Data Pricing, 2014, Pages 167-193
metadata.dc.doi: 10.1002/9781118899250.ch7
Abstract: This chapter focuses on the quantification of the customers' costs in communication networks, that is, how an operator should share the cost of the infrastructure among its customers. It reviews the cost of the network infrastructure and also how this cost is affected by the aggregate traffic of the customers. The chapter provides a metric, namely, discrepancy that quantifies the differences of cost-sharing policies. The first source of discrepancies in some cost allocation methods is the function that the operator uses to compute the contribution of the customers to the aggregate cost (i.e., F-discrepancy). The traffic metering method is the second source of the discrepancies (i.e., M-discrepancy). The third class of discrepancies is related to the total cost of ownership (TCO) of different devices of the network. The final type of discrepancies is caused by the different types of customer liability.
ISBN: 978-111889925-0
Rights: © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Type: Book Chapter
Appears in Collections:Κεφάλαια βιβλίων/Book chapters

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