Efficiency-fairness tradeoff in telecommunications networks

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)643-645
Journal / PublicationIEEE Communications Letters
Volume9
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Introducing the concept of α-fairness, which allows for a bounded fairness compromise, so that no source is allocated less than a fraction α of its fair share, this letter studies trade-offs between efficiency (utilization, throughput or revenue) and fairness in a general telecommunications network with relation to any fairness criterion. We formulate a linear program that finds the optimal bandwidth allocation by maximizing efficiency subject to α-fairness constraints. This leads to what we call an efficiency-fairness curve, which shows the benefit in efficiency as a function of the extent to which fairness is compromised. © 2005 IEEE.

Research Area(s)

  • α-fairness, Bandwidth allocation, Efficiency-fairness tradeoff, Fairness criteria

Citation Format(s)

Efficiency-fairness tradeoff in telecommunications networks. / Zukerman, Moshe; Tan, Liansheng; Wang, Hanwu; Ouveysi, Iradj.

In: IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 9, No. 7, 07.2005, p. 643-645.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review