Braess' paradox in a loss network

N.G. Bean
F. P. Kelly
P.G. Taylor

Journal of Applied Probability 34 (1997) 155-9.


Braess' paradox is said to occur in a network if the addition of an extra link leads to a worse performance. It has been shown to occur in transportation networks (such as road networks) and also in queueing networks. Here, we show that it can occur in loss networks.

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