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Internet is evolving, traffic continues to grow, new revenue sources are sought by Network and Service Providers. Value added services with real time characteristics are likely to be common currency in the near future. Quality of Service (QoS) could allow Application/Service Providers (APs) to offer better services to the end users. At the same time, all actors claim for a fair distribution of revenues. Inspired by this scenario, the authors propose a complete framework for selling inter-domain quality assured services, and subsequently distributing revenues, in an Autonomous System (AS) association context. They state the problem as a network utility maximization problem with QoS constraints and show that a distributed solution can be carried out.
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