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A Model for the Growth of Network Service Providers
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH
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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 that has to decide on which connections to build and which demands to satisfy to maximize its profits. The NSP makes these decisions based on the demand for connectivity and the constraints on the resources needed to provide those 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 costs influence the decisions of the NSP.
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