Pricing of Multiple Services in Telecommunications Networks With Quality of Service Guarantees

Sunday, December 3, 2000 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Keller 3-180
G. Anandalingam (University of Maryland)
We consider pricing of multiple services offered over a single telecommunications network. Each service has quality of service (QoS) requirements that are guaranteed to users. Service classes may be defined by the type of service, such as voice, video or data, as well as the origin and destination of the connection provided to the user. We formulate the optimal pricing problem as a mathematical program. We solve for both prices and resource allocations necessary to provide connections with guaranteed QoS, to serve the demand resulting from the prices. We derive optimality conditions and a solution method for this class of problems.