Telephone rates, queues, costs : some economic implications for analyzing fluctuating demands
A presentation of a general theory of queues for telephone services. The importance to this theory of the level and structure of relative prices charged for a service is demonstrated, and the theory itself is applied to the problem of multiple access in satellite communications. Both implicit and explicit price differentials are analyzed. It is shown that the costs of communication services depend on, among other things, the price structure of the services, and therefore on the pattern of queues already in existence.