Implications of using a Large Initial Congestion Window to Improve mSCTP Handover Delay
2012 (English)In: MOBILITY 2012 : The Second International Conference on Mobile Services, Resources, and Users / [ed] Josef Noll, University of Oslo & Movation, Norway, Alessandro Bazzi, CNR - IEIIT, Italy, IARIA , 2012, , 6 p.116-121 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The currently rather heterogeneous wireless landscape makes handover between different network technologies, so-called vertical handover, a key to a continued success for wireless Internet access. Recently, an extension to the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) – the Dynamic Address Reconfiguration (DAR) extension – was standardized by IETF. This extension enables the use of SCTP for vertical handover. Still, the way vertical handover works in SCTP with DAR makes it less suitable for real-time traffic. Particularly, it takes a significant amount of time for the traffic to ramp up to full speed on the handover target path. In this paper, we study the implications of an increased initial congestion window for real-time traffic on the handover target path when competing traffic is present. The results clearly show that an increased initial congestion window could significantly reduce the transfer delay for real-time traffic, provided the fair share of the available capacity on the handover target path is sufficiently higher than the send rate required by the real-time flow. Additionally, we notice that this performance gain comes without penalizing the competing traffic.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IARIA , 2012. , 6 p.116-121 p.
SCTP, dynamic address reconfiguration, video, mobility, handover, congestion control, slow start
Research subject Computer Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-26493ISBN: 978-1-61208-229-5 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-26493DiVA: diva2:607844
The Second International Conference on Mobile Services, Resources, and Users (MOBILITY, Venice, Italy from October 21, 2012 to October 26, 2012
ProjectsSCTP SmartSwitch - Smart Session Management for Multihomed SCTP