Emulation Based Performance Investigation of FTP File Downloads over UMTS Dedicated Channels
The Radio Link Control (RLC) protocol of Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS) provides link layer reliability that could mitigate the effects of the hostile radio propagation channel on packet data transmission. In this paper, the impact of some of the RLC reliability mechanisms on the performance of File Transport Protocol (FTP) is investigated. The investigations are carried out using a real time emulation platform, which makes the results from this study more realistic than simulation or simplified analytical studies as the overall End-2-End performance is analyzed involving real world protocol implementations.
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