Table of Contents
1. Charging in communication networks.
Requirements for charging schemes.
The CA$hMAN project.
2. The abc scheme.
Models for charging schemes.
A general mechanism for usage-sensitive charging.
A numerical example.
Implementation and user issues.
3. Design and implementation concepts.
Accounting management service.
Service provision and charging - the common framework.
Interfaces and information flow.
User and network intelligent agents.
4. The CA$hMAN charging and accounting system.
Motivation and objectives of the system.
Service provision and accounting management.
The CA$hMAN charging unit.
Integration and deployment of the system.
User interface design.
A user agent for ABR connections.
Experiments with the ABR agent.
Automated tariff renegotiation.
Automated traffic contract renegotiation.
6. Open issues.
Relative prices of services.
A. Pricing for guaranteed services.
A simple charging mechanism
Charges that are linear in general measurements.
Accuracy and fairness.
Charging and acceptance control.
B. Pricing for elastic services.
Proportionally fair pricing.
Dynamic pricing for ABR services.
Sharing effective usage.
C. CA$hMAN participants.
- No. of pages: 244
- Language: English
- Copyright: © Elsevier Science 1999
- Published: June 3, 1999
- Imprint: Elsevier Science
- eBook ISBN: 9780080528960
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