A Framework for Achieving Optimal Benefits from the Internet in the Context of Development
2011 (English)In: 2011 RoEduNet International Conference 10th Edition: Networking in Education and Research, 2011, 1-7 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The framework gives the characteristics of what would be the environment of the Internet services provision and usage in view of fostering development in a poor nation. It depicts the current Internet market state of art in most developing nations. Building on the domain of utility theory and the concept of fairness, the characteristics of the network services provision are set to maximize the users satisfaction through a utility fair function that unifies/equalizes the utilities of all users for a given traffic case. The utility value gained from the providers' utility equalization is used as a performance measure of the service delivery to the end-user. The framework strives to characterize the end-users by mapping the utility value to actual benefits that foster a positive social change in one's basic dimensions of life. This mapping is based on the leisure-labour theory that endeavours to explain why people seek some equity in the ability to access the Internet.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. 1-7 p.
Internet penetration, optimal benefits, fairness, development
Research subject Computer and Systems Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-67089DOI: 10.1109/RoEduNet.2011.5993709ISBN: 978-1-4577-1233-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-67089DiVA: diva2:469514
Roedunet International Conference (RoEduNet), 23-25 June 2011