e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. Third International ICST Conference, AFRICOMM 2011, Zanzibar, Tanzania, November 23-24, 2011, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Fair Usage and Capping for Providing Internet for All in Developing Countries

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-29093-0_4,
        author={Yvon Gourhant and Ali Gouta and Venmani Philip},
        title={Fair Usage and Capping for Providing Internet for All in Developing Countries},
        proceedings={e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. Third International ICST Conference, AFRICOMM 2011, Zanzibar, Tanzania, November 23-24, 2011, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={AFRICOMM},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Developing countries Fair usage \& Capping Network resources QoS},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-29093-0_4}
    }
    
  • Yvon Gourhant
    Ali Gouta
    Venmani Philip
    Year: 2012
    Fair Usage and Capping for Providing Internet for All in Developing Countries
    AFRICOMM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29093-0_4
Yvon Gourhant1,*, Ali Gouta1,*, Venmani Philip1,*
  • 1: France Telecom R&D
*Contact email: yvon.gourhant@orange-ftgroup.com, ali.gouta@orange-ftgroup.com, danielphilip.venmani@orange-ftgroup.com

Abstract

The concept of fair usage is a technique that has existed for years to achieve dynamic network resource allocation when the users do not consume their broadband access continuously all the time. Each user is expected to use his/her Internet access for only a short time or not at full speed all the time. Otherwise they may impair the quality of experience of other users. The purpose of fair usage and capping is to prevent a small range of users from consuming the entire bandwidth allocated by the network operator for all users. In this paper we propose a new fair usage model that aims at satisfying all the actors (OTT providers, network operators, clients on top of the pyramid, mass-market clients). This model is dedicated to developing countries. We implemented it on an open BSD router and measured impact of performances.