Journal article

What is a unit of capacity worth?

BA Chiera, PG Taylor

PROBABILITY IN THE ENGINEERING AND INFORMATIONAL SCIENCES | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2002

Abstract

Consider a finite-capacity telecommunications link to which connection requests arrive in a Poisson process. Each connection carried on the link earns a certain amount of revenue for the link's manager. Now, assume that the manager is offered the opportunity to buy or sell a unit of the link's allocated capacity. Assuming that the manager has a knowledge of the current number of connections on the link, we demonstrate a method of calculating the buying and selling prices. © 2002 Cambridge University Press.

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