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Achieving quality of service in IP networks
Author(s): Tim Hays
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Paper Abstract

The Internet Protocol (IP) has served global networks well, providing a standardized method to transmit data among many disparate systems. But IP is designed for simplicity, and only enables a `best effort' service that can be subject to delays and loss of data. For data networks, this is an acceptable trade-off. In the emerging world of convergence, driven by new applications such as video streaming and IP telephony, minimizing latency and packet loss as well as jitter can be critical. Simply increasing the size of the IP network `pipe' to meet those demands is not always sufficient. In this environment, vendors and standards bodies are endeavoring to create technologies and techniques to enable IP to improve the quality of service it can provide, while retaining the characteristics that has enabled it to become the dominant networking protocol.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4524, Quality of Service over Next-Generation Data Networks, (27 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.434346
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Tim Hays, Lucent Worldwide Services (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4524:
Quality of Service over Next-Generation Data Networks
Mohammed Atiquzzaman; Mahbub Hassan, Editor(s)

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