Strategic Evaluation of Performance-Cost Trade-Offs in a Multipath TCP Multihoming Context
Today's mobile terminals have several access network interfaces. In practice, the use of different access technologies is subject to different interconnection costs, and mobile users have preferences on interfaces jointly depending on performance and cost factors. There is therefore an interest in defining "Light" yet rational multipath communication policies less expensive than greedy ones such as with basic Multipath TCP (MP-TCP). The authors analyze the performance-cost trade-off of multi-homed end-to-end communications from a strategic standpoint. They model the communication between multi-homed terminals as a multi-criteria non-cooperative game so as to achieve performance-cost decision frontiers.