Nash-peering: A new techno-economic framework for internet interconnections

Doron Zarchy, Amogh Dhamdhere, Constantine Dovrolis, Michael Schapira
2018 IEEE INFOCOM 2018 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS)  
The current framework of Internet interconnections, based on transit and settlement-free peering relations, has systemic problems that often cause peering disputes. Repeated high-profile incidents show that this unfortunate state of affairs stands in the way of better Internet performance, sometimes even leading to large-scale Internet outages. We propose a new techno-economic interconnection framework called Nash-Peering, which is based on the principles of Nash Bargaining in game theory and
more » ... onomics. Nash-Peering constitutes a radical departure from current interconnection practices, providing a broader and more economically efficient set of interdomain relations. In particular, the direction of payment is not determined by the direction of traffic or by rigid customer-provider relationships but based on which AS benefits more from the interconnection. We argue that Nash-Peering can address the root cause of various types of peering disputes.
doi:10.1109/infcomw.2018.8406865 dblp:conf/infocom/ZarchyDDS18 fatcat:j3x24sm6pnerljefz7f74skuqa