Quality of service support in differentiated services packet networks

S. Bakiras, V. O.K. Li

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During the past few years, new types of Internet applications which require performance beyond the best-effort service that is provided by the current Internet have emerged. These applications include the transmission of voice and video, which require a fixed end-to-end delay bound in order for the end-user to perceive an acceptable level of service quality. The Differentiated Services (Diffserv) model has been proposed recently to enhance the traditional best-effort service, and provide certain Quality of Serviee (QoS) guarantees to these applications. Its current definition, however, does not allow for a high level of flexibility or assurance and, therefore, it can not be widely deployed. In this paper, we introduce a new protocol for a Diffserv architecture which provides a simple and efficient solution to the above problem. It is a complete protocol, in the sense that it deals with the issues of packet scheduling, admission control, and congestion control. We will show, through experimental results, that our proposed protocol can improve the flexibility and assurance provided by current solutions, while maintaining a high level of network utilization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2370-2374
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE International Conference on Communications
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001
EventInternational Conference on Communications (ICC2001) - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 11 Jun 200014 Jun 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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