Paper #2

Protocol-independent multicast pricing

Tristan N.H. Henderson and Saleem N. Bhatti
University College London


Current multicast pricing proposals are dependent on specific routing protocols or require changes to the existing IP multicast model. Given that multicast has only seen limited deployment thus far, such schemes may become redundant if the multicast service model changes. We believe that instead of altering multicast delivery methods to suit particular pricing schemes, a multicast pricing scheme should be designed around the generic concept of multipoint communication, without depending on the underlying transmission methods. We highlight limitations of existing work in this area and present a work-in-progress; a framework that enables this separation between transmission and pricing.
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