Quantifying the Costs of Customers for Usage-Based Pricing

Laszlo Gyarmati, Rade Stanojevic, Michael Sirivianos, Nikolaos Laoutaris

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Data Pricing
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Pages167-193
Number of pages27
Volume9781118611661
ISBN (Print)9781118899250, 9781118611661
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Communication networks
  • Cost allocation methods
  • Customer liability
  • Customers' costs
  • F-discrepancy
  • M-discrepancy
  • Quantification
  • Total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Traffic metering method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science(all)

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Gyarmati, L., Stanojevic, R., Sirivianos, M., & Laoutaris, N. (2014). Quantifying the Costs of Customers for Usage-Based Pricing. In Smart Data Pricing (Vol. 9781118611661, pp. 167-193). Wiley Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118899250.ch7

Quantifying the Costs of Customers for Usage-Based Pricing. / Gyarmati, Laszlo; Stanojevic, Rade; Sirivianos, Michael; Laoutaris, Nikolaos.

Smart Data Pricing. Vol. 9781118611661 Wiley Blackwell, 2014. p. 167-193.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Gyarmati, L, Stanojevic, R, Sirivianos, M & Laoutaris, N 2014, Quantifying the Costs of Customers for Usage-Based Pricing. in Smart Data Pricing. vol. 9781118611661, Wiley Blackwell, pp. 167-193. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118899250.ch7
Gyarmati L, Stanojevic R, Sirivianos M, Laoutaris N. Quantifying the Costs of Customers for Usage-Based Pricing. In Smart Data Pricing. Vol. 9781118611661. Wiley Blackwell. 2014. p. 167-193 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118899250.ch7
Gyarmati, Laszlo ; Stanojevic, Rade ; Sirivianos, Michael ; Laoutaris, Nikolaos. / Quantifying the Costs of Customers for Usage-Based Pricing. Smart Data Pricing. Vol. 9781118611661 Wiley Blackwell, 2014. pp. 167-193
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