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Behaviour of common TCP variants over LTE
Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. Ericsson AB.
University of the Basque Country, Spain.
Kristianstad University, Sweden/Ericsson AB.
University of the Basque Country, Spain.
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2016 (English)In: Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), 2016 IEEE, IEEE Communications Society, 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper aims at increasing our understanding of the behaviour of some of the major TCP variants in LTE networks. A simulation study on the behaviour of seven TCP variants is performed. The evolution of the throughput, congestion window and queuing delay are studied for four scenarios with different network loads and flow types. Our measurements show that, in average radio conditions, most variants are able to quickly reach full link utilisation. However, to achieve the same throughput, they create different amounts of queuing delay. On the one hand, loss-based algorithms tend to completely fill the queue, creating huge queuing delays and inducing packet losses. On the other hand, delay-based variants manage to limit the queue size and decrease the amount of packets dropped by the eNodeB, but struggle to reach the maximum throughput in some circumstances.

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IEEE Communications Society, 2016.
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tcp, behavior, lte/epc, ns-3, dce
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Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-44349DOI: 10.1109/GLOCOM.2016.7841626OAI: diva2:945919
The IEEE Global Communications Conference, Exhibitions and Industry Forum (GLOBECOM), Washington D. C., U.S.A., 4-8 December 2016
ICT COST Action IC1304, Autonomous Control for a Reliable Internet of Services (ACROSS)
EU, Horizon 2020, IC1304
Available from: 2016-07-04 Created: 2016-07-04 Last updated: 2017-02-15Bibliographically approved

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