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NANOG Meeting Presentation Abstract

95th Percentile Billing
Meeting: NANOG53
Date / Time: 2011-10-10 12:00am - 12:00am
Room: Millennium Hall
Presenters: Speakers:

Amie Elcan, CenturyLink

Amie Elcan has worked in the telecommunications industry for nearly 20 years. She is currently a Principal Architect at CenturyLink in the Data Strategy organization. She formally worked at Qwest as a Senior Staff Engineer and at U S WEST Advanced Technologies as a Member of Technical Staff. Amie has a masters in Applied Mathematics from the University of Virginia School of Engineering and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Colorado. Her areas of expertise at CenturyLink include data traffic analysis, data mining, application traffic and network performance modeling. She is responsible for delivering traffic based assessments that drive optimal network architecture and engineering design decisions.
Abstract: Monthly 95th percentile billing to internet access customers, such as CDN providers, is a standard practice by backbone internet service providers. The 95th % value has traditionally been used for billing so that customers are not overcharged for transient bursty data traffic. This 'burstable billing' practice is more favorable to customers with less peaked traffic. If the peak to mean ratio is significant, then the overall price per unit volume transferred increases. Internet traffic time of day patterns are currently peaked due to the popularity of bandwidth intensive video applications in the evening. Is 95th% billing compatible with peaked video traffic? Consumers are starting to pay for internet service based on volumes consumed. Might alternative pricing structures provide more transparency with respect to price per unit volume for both customers and providers? This analysis will provide an in depth examination of sample traffic data subject to 95th % measurement and consequences of this billing approach.
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Sponsors: None.

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