Less-than-Best-Effort capacity sharing over high BDP networks with LEDBAT

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Kuhn, Nicolas; Mehani, Olivier; Sathiaseelan, Arjuna; Lochin, Emmanuel

Kuhn, Nicolas; Mehani, Olivier; Sathiaseelan, Arjuna; Lochin, Emmanuel


2013-09-02


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VTC2013-Fall, 78th Vehicular Technology Conference


Las Vegas, NV, USA


There has been a renewed interest at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in using Less-than-Best Effort (LBE) methods for background applications. IETF recently published a RFC for Low Extra Delay Background Transport (LEDBAT), a congestion control algorithm for LBE transmissions. This paper provides an analysis of LEDBAT performance over congested large bandwidth × delay product (LBDP) networks, and assesses the validity of having a fixed target queuing time. In particular, we lead a study of the impact of this target queuing delay when LEDBAT is used over 4G satellite networks. The rationale is to explore the possibility to grab the unused 4G satellite links’ capacity to carry non-commercial traffic. We show that this is achievable with LEDBAT. However, depending on the fluctuation of the load, performance improvements could be obtained by properly setting the target value. We generalize this evaluation over different congested LBDP networks and confirm that the target value might need to be adjusted to networks’ and traffic’s characteristics. Further work will study whether and how this parameter should be dynamically adapted, and LEDBAT’s congestion control improved.


LEDBAT, ns-2, satellite, 4G


http://www.ieeevtc.org/vtc2013fall/


nicta:6691


Kuhn, Nicolas; Mehani, Olivier; Sathiaseelan, Arjuna; Lochin, Emmanuel. Less-than-Best-Effort capacity sharing over high BDP networks with LEDBAT. In: Onur Altintas, Falko Dressler, Alex Wyglinski Editor, editor/s. VTC2013-Fall, 78th Vehicular Technology Conference; Las Vegas, NV, USA. 2013-09-02.



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