nep-net New Economics Papers
on Network Economics
Issue of 2005‒02‒01
two papers chosen by
Yi-Nung Yang
Chung Yuan Christian University

  1. Agglomeration in Internet Co-operation Peering Agreements By Emanuele Giovannetti; Karsten Neuhoff; Giancarlo Spagnolo
  2. The design and development of Mobile Ad Hoc Networks By Crescenzio Gallo

  1. By: Emanuele Giovannetti; Karsten Neuhoff; Giancarlo Spagnolo
    Abstract: Peering decisions between Internet Service Providers contain substantial non-measurable aspects requiring trust and informal cooperation among peering partners. We study whether spatial agglomeration is observed between Internet peers. Our empirical analysis of the bilateral peering decisions at the Milan Internet Exchange confirms that these decisions are significantly influenced by: travel time between ISPs headquarters- a proxy for distance, bandwidth- a proxy for size, and European connectivity. Proximity still plays a role in reducing the transaction costs of monitoring and punishing deviant behavior within an industry were co-operation is essential for efficient traffic exchanges required by the Internet universal connectivity.
    Keywords: Peering, Internet, Agglomeration, Network Industries, Districts
    JEL: L86 L96 R12 Z13
    Date: 2005–01
  2. By: Crescenzio Gallo
    Abstract: Wireless (and hence mobile) communication networks have become an integral part of our society, significantly enhancing communication capabilities; mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) extend this capability to any time/anywhere, providing connectivity without the need of an underlying infrastructure. This work aims to investigate the newcoming area of mobile ad hoc networks, focusing on research problems related to the design and development of routing protocols, both from a formal and technical point of view.
    Date: 2005–01

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