Managing Traffic Performance in Converged Networks

20th International Teletraffic Congress, ITC20 2007, Ottawa, Canada, June 17-21, 2007. Proceedings

  • Editors
  • Lorne Mason
  • Tadeusz Drwiega
  • James Yan

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4516)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Invited Presentations

  3. IPTV Planning and Modeling

    1. Zlatka Avramova, Danny De Vleeschauwer, Sabine Wittevrongel, Herwig Bruneel
      Pages 6-17
    2. Frederic Thouin, Mark Coates
      Pages 18-29
  4. Network Performance

    1. Eligijus Kubilinskas, Faisal Aslam, Mateusz Dzida, Michał Pióro
      Pages 65-76
    2. K. N. Oikonomou, K. K. Ramakrishnan, R. D. Doverspike, A. Chiu, M. Martinez-Heath, R. K. Sinha
      Pages 77-91
    3. Hongqing Zeng, Anand Srinivasan, Brian Cheng, Changcheng Huang
      Pages 92-103
  5. Routing

    1. Ali Tizghadam, Alberto Leon-Garcia
      Pages 117-128
    2. Yuxi Li, Baochun Bai, Janelle Harms, Robert Holte
      Pages 129-140
    3. Ashley Flavel, Matthew Roughan, Nigel Bean, Olaf Maennel
      Pages 141-153
  6. Server/Switch Performance

About these proceedings


Globally, major network operators have incorporated network convergence into their strategy to grow service revenues and reduce capital and operating costs. Conv- gence occurs in applications (integrated messaging, voice over IP), in network control (portable numbers, SIP, mobile IP), in the transport layer, as well as in the access network. This convergence of networks means that various types of traffic flows, which have been carried by separate specialized networks, now share the resources of a single core IP-based network. In the access, the trends are towards fixed/wireless convergence as well as convergence of various wireless access technologies. Network convergence will be successful only if the quality of the individual s- vices is maintained in the new network environment without undue increased costs. The quality of service delivery is critically dependent on how network performance and availability, as experienced by the traffic flows, are managed. Managing traffic performance is a critical enabler for success. Reaching the desired performance levels requires adapting processes such as network planning, resource engineering, and network monitoring to the converged network milieu.


Overlay QoS Quality of Service Quality of Service (QoS) Routing Session modeling optimization switch

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-72989-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-72990-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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