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Title:Economically-aware bandwidth allocation framework in bandwidth-constrained networks
Author(s):Zeng, Fanhui
Advisor(s):Hu, Yih-Chun
Department / Program:Electrical & Computer Eng
Discipline:Electrical & Computer Engr
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:M.S.
Genre:Thesis
Subject(s):networks, bandwidth allocation
Abstract:Internet content providers often deliver contents though bandwidth bottlenecks that are not controlled by both the content providers and the end-users. We find that such bandwidth limits often affect multiple users of the same content provider, and that content provider often have users with disparate revenue potential. With this disparate user revenue potential, a content provider could shift some of its downstream bandwidth from certain flows to others to increase its aggregated revenue. In this paper, we designed vAlloc, a bandwidth allocation framework for content providers to dynamically allocate bandwidth among co-bottlenecked users based on the revenue potential. We instantiate vAlloc in video streaming applications and get improvement of total revenue in both simulations and Internet experiments.
Issue Date:2021-12-10
Type:Thesis
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/114033
Rights Information:Copyright 2021 Fanhui Zeng
Date Available in IDEALS:2022-04-29
Date Deposited:2021-12


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