A Transsignaling Strategy for QoS Support in Heterogeneous Networks
The increasing usage of multiple signalling mechanisms, with associated QoS extensions, creates several problems to commercial data networks. New and scalable approaches are required for the network operator to support this diversity. This paper discusses a highly flexible, scalable architecture for processing QoS Admission Control in public networks. The architecture relies on the cooperation of two different entities, an agent and a manager, with fully distributed implementation, and able to perform the required signalling, authorization, and admission control decisions. If required, the agent is capable of interfacing with different signalling mechanisms. Early implementation conclusions are also presented. This architecture is capable of operating with multiple QoS frameworks, with minimal added overhead.
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