Price optimization of contents delivery systems with priority

Kyoko Yamori, Yoshiaki Tanaka, Haruo Akimaru

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For data delivery systems such as video-on-demand service, an optimum design is presented to maximize the revenue of the system with priority classes. The willingness-to-pay (WTP) is introduced for a measure of utility (price), and the optimum design is discussed to maximize the revenue. For the system with two priority classes, the optimum condition is given in terms of the traffic load, waiting time for service and pricing for the priority and non-priority classes. In this paper, we use the WTP as the measure of pricing. And we would like to examine the optimum design to propose the optimum pricing methods for time-base and flat-base. In this paper, using the WTP, the utility (price) of the data delivery system has been quantified, and the optimum condition to maximize the revenue of the system has been analyzed. From the numerical examples, the optimum condition for the service grade (waiting time for service) and pricing for priority and non-priority classes has been discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNetworking - ICN 2001 - 1st International Conference on Networking, Proceedings
EditorsPascal Lorenz
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540423028, 9783540423027
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1
Event1st International Conference on Networking, ICN 2001 - Colmar, France
Duration: 2001 Jul 92001 Jul 13

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other1st International Conference on Networking, ICN 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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