A congestion control framework for available bit rate service in ATM networks

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-357
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Communication Systems
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 2002


Fair packet discarding (FPD) is a mechanism which provides incentives to users to co-operate in congestion control, so that ATM networks can operate more efficiently. In this paper, we propose a simple congestion control framework consisting of a combination of FPD and ATM Forum's explicit-rate flow control scheme. We show by simulations that this frame-work achieves all objectives of congestion control: (1) control congestion, (2) achieve high user-perceived throughput, (3) maintain fairness and (4) provide protection from misbehaving users. In addition, we equip this framework with two enhancements to improve efficiency, and reduce end-to-end delay. Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Research Area(s)

  • ABR Traffic, Congestion control, Packet discarding, QoS