New TCP-friendly, rate-based transport protocol for media streaming applications

Sivarajah, J., Armitage, D. W. and Allinson, Nigel (2004) New TCP-friendly, rate-based transport protocol for media streaming applications. IEE Proceedings: Communications, 151 (3). pp. 280-286. ISSN 1350-2425

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The increasing growth on the Internet for multimedia streaming poses severe challenges for the dominant transport control protocol TCP, but without a fair demand on resources such network flows threaten the stability of the Internet. A rate-based transport protocol, employing a SIMD window-based congestion mechanism, is described and comparative simulations with other protocols are provided. Rate-based SIMD exhibits clear advantages in terms of TCP-friendliness, smoothness of transmission rates and appropriate responsiveness to changing network conditions.

Keywords:Bandwidth, Bit error rate, Computer simulation, Internet, Multimedia systems, Telecommunication links, Telecommunication networks, Media streaming applications, Rate-based transport protocols, Network protocols
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G740 Computer Vision
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
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Deposited On:12 Apr 2013 11:09

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