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A model for the growth of network service providers

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Authors
Chiam, David Tou Wei.
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Network Design
Network Modeling
Network Formation
Advisors
Alderson, David L.
Date of Issue
2011-12
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December 2011
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Consider a set of points and an associated demand for traffic between each pair of points. In this thesis, we consider the perspective of a notional Network Service Provider (NSP) who has to decide on the connections to build and the demands to satisfy in order to maximize its profits. The NSP makes these decisions based on the demand for connectivity and the constraints on their resources needed to provide the connections. We perform numerical experiments to study the tensions faced by the NSP in its decisions to structure its service network. Through the results generated, we infer how demand, revenue and cost influence the decisions of the NSP.
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Operations Research
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xviii, 47 p. : 1 col. map ; 28 cm.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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