overbooking, internet, bandwidth
The Internet is comprised of vast networks of wires and fiber. A common misconception is that there is an unlimited amount of bandwidth; in reality there exists only a finite amount. Each length of wire and fiber is owned by a company, and every company wants to maximize its profit. One means of improving profit is to overbook existing transmission lines in order to increase income without increasing expenses. If too much overbooking is performed, the Quality of Service (QoS) seen by customers will decline. This paper explains a process to achieve an optimal Overbooking Ratio (OR) for admission control in network routers. By optimizing the overbooking ratio, profits can be increased while minimizing QoS problems for users.
Original Publication Citation
Aggressive Telecommunications Overbooking Ratios, Robert Ball, Mark Clement, Feng Huang, Quinn Snell, Casey Deccio, IEEE International Performance Computing and Communications Conference, April 24, p 31-38.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Ball, Robert; Clement, Mark J.; Deccio, Casey T.; Huang, Feng; and Snell, Quinn O., "Aggressive Telecommunications Overbooking Ratios" (2004). Faculty Publications. 447.
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
© 2004 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Copyright Use Information