Charging Communication Networks: From Theory to Practice

Charging Communication Networks: From Theory to Practice

by D.J. Songhurst
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0444502750

ISBN-13: 9780444502759

Pub. Date: 06/03/1999

Publisher: Elsevier Science

This book proposes that usage-based charging schemes are essential to generate the incentives necessary for efficient operation of multiservice networks. The rapid development of network technology is enabling sophisticated new services and applications which demand new charging models. The same technology provides the means to operate the right charging

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This book proposes that usage-based charging schemes are essential to generate the incentives necessary for efficient operation of multiservice networks. The rapid development of network technology is enabling sophisticated new services and applications which demand new charging models. The same technology provides the means to operate the right charging schemes.Some of the work done in the European collaborative project CA$hMAN (Charging and Accounting Schemes in Multiservice ATM Networks). This project combined performance and economic models of network resource usage and cutomer utility to construct simple but effective charging schemes which were implemented and trialled in an advanced management platform.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780444502759
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
06/03/1999
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
0.63(w) x 7.00(h) x 10.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.
1. Charging in communication networks.

2. The abc scheme.

3. Design and implementation concepts.

4. The CA$hMAN charging and accounting system.

5. Agents.

6. Open issues.
S
A. Pricing for guaranteed services.

B. Pricing for elastic services.

C. CA$hMAN participants.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.

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