Comparison of Border-to-Border Budget Based Network Admission Control and Capacity Overprovisioning

  • Ruediger Martin
  • Michael Menth
  • Joachim Charzinski
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3462)


There are two basic approaches to achieve Quality of Service (QoS) for communication networks: admission control (AC) and capacity overprovisioning (CO). CO is simple and cheaper to implement than AC but AC requires less capacity to fulfill QoS criteria since overload traffic can be blocked. There is an almost religious war between scientists working on both concepts. In this paper we try to contribute insights for this discussion by quantifying the capacity savings potential of AC under various networking conditions.


QoS admission control capacity overprovisioning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruediger Martin
    • 1
  • Michael Menth
    • 1
  • Joachim Charzinski
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Distributed Systems, Institute of Computer ScienceUniversity of WürzburgWürzburgGermany
  2. 2.Siemens AGMunichGermany

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