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Managing Usage-Based Pricing in a Future Telecommunication Market

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Authors
Altmann, Jorn; Varaiya, Pravin
Issue Date
1999-04
Publisher
PAAM’99
Citation
PAAM’99, Fourth International Conference on Practical Application of Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agents, London, April 1999
Abstract
We describe one scenario of a future telecommunication market in which Internet Service Providers and
Internet users sell and buy services. ISPs specialize in niche markets offering certain telecommunication services
under different usage-based pricing schemes. Users choose between those services on the basis of their
current needs and QoS-price preferences. Since the service choice is a complicated task in a competitive environment
we propose a software agent which purchases services on behalf of the user. The user agent is also
supported by an agent for evaluating delivered services. At the ISP site, a flexible billing and accounting system
exists. The design and implementation of this multi-agent system is investigated within the framework
of the INternet Demand EXperiment project (INDEX), a testbed for analyzing the user’s demand and willingness
to pay for different qualities of services.
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/6858
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