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Impact on retail prices of non-neutral wholesale prices for content providers

  • Giuseppe D'Acquisto

    (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali [Rome] - Garante per la protezione dei dati personali)

  • Patrick Maillé

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    (RSM - Département Réseaux, Sécurité et Multimédia - Télécom Bretagne - Institut Mines-Télécom - UEB - Université européenne de Bretagne)

  • Maurizio Naldi

    (DISP - Dipartimento di Informatica, Sistemi e Produzione [Roma] - Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata [Roma])

  • Bruno Tuffin

    (DIONYSOS - Dependability Interoperability and perfOrmance aNalYsiS Of networkS - Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique - Inria - Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique - IRISA-D2 - RÉSEAUX, TÉLÉCOMMUNICATION ET SERVICES - IRISA - Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires - INSA - Institut National des Sciences Appliquées - UR1 - Université de Rennes 1 - Inria - Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - Télécom Bretagne - ENS Rennes - École normale supérieure - Rennes - CentraleSupélec - UBS - Université de Bretagne Sud)

The impact of wholesale prices is examined in a context where the end customer access both free content and payper-use content, delivered by two different providers through a common network provider. We formulate and solve the game between the network provider and the pay-per-use content provider, where both use the price they separately charge the end customer with as a leverage to maximize their profits. In the neutral case (the network provider charges equal wholesale prices to the two content providers), the benefits coming from wholesale price reductions are largely retained by the pay-peruse content provider. When the free content provider is charged more than its pay-per-use competitor, both the network provider and the pay-per-use content provider see their profit increase, while the end customer experiences a negligible reduction in the retail price.

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Date of creation: 25 Jun 2012
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Publication status: Published in NGI 2012: 8th Euro-NF Conference on Next Generation Internet, Jun 2012, Karlskrona, Sweden. pp.111-117, 2012
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  1. Martin J Osborne & Ariel Rubinstein, 2009. "A Course in Game Theory," Levine's Bibliography 814577000000000225, UCLA Department of Economics.
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