Performance of early retransmission scheme in streaming media

Zhiyuan Yin, Hussein Alnuweiri, A. L.Narasimha Reddy

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a new variant of TCP with an early retransmission scheme as an enhancement to make it more suitable for streaming media. We call this new protocol TCP-ER. We performed extensive ns2 simulations to show that: 1) The early retransmission scheme can considerably reduce the number of retransmission timeouts and packet delay jitter in a variety of network environments. 2) TCP-ER has a higher throughput in severely congested network conditions whereas stays relatively fair with typical TCP implementations(specifically TCP-SACK) as congestion gets alleviated. 3) Under same network conditions, constrained streaming over TCP-ER has a considerably lower number of late packets than its normal TCP counterpart.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICT 2010
Subtitle of host publication2010 17th International Conference on Telecommunications
Pages613-620
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 17th International Conference on Telecommunications, ICT 2010 - Doha, Qatar
Duration: 4 Apr 20107 Apr 2010

Other

Other2010 17th International Conference on Telecommunications, ICT 2010
CountryQatar
CityDoha
Period4/4/107/4/10

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Yin, Z., Alnuweiri, H., & Reddy, A. L. N. (2010). Performance of early retransmission scheme in streaming media. In ICT 2010: 2010 17th International Conference on Telecommunications (pp. 613-620). [5478842] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTEL.2010.5478842