Managing Traffic Performance in Converged Networks [electronic resource] :20th International Teletraffic Congress, ITC20 2007, Ottawa, Canada, June 17-21, 2007. Proceedings /
Contributor(s): Mason, Lorne [editor.] | Drwiega, Tadeusz [editor.] | Yan, James [editor.] | SpringerLink (Online service).Material type: BookSeries: Lecture Notes in Computer Science: 4516Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2007.Description: XLVI, 1196 p. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540729907.Subject(s): Computer science | Computer communication systems | Computer system failures | Software engineering | Electrical engineering | Computer Science | Computer Communication Networks | System Performance and Evaluation | Information Systems Applications (incl. Internet) | Software Engineering | Communications Engineering, NetworksOnline resources: Click here to access online
Invited Presentations -- IPTV Planning and Modeling -- Network Performance -- Routing -- Server/Switch Performance -- Service Overlay Networks -- Traffic Source and Aggregate Models -- Mesh Networks - Performance Optimization - I -- QoS in Converged Networks -- Traffic Engineering -- Mesh Networks - Performance Optimization - II -- End-to-End Delay in Converged Networks -- Queuing Models - I -- Performance of Peer-to-Peer Networks -- Traffic Measurements and Demand Forecast -- Queuing Models - II -- Impact of Convergence and Divergence Forces on Network Performance and Provisioning -- Loss/Blocking Probability -- Traffic Management in Wireless Networks -- Traffic Measurements and Characterization -- Network Design for Capacity and Performance -- Performance of Wireless Networks -- Scheduling -- Plenary Session - Contributed Papers.
Globally, major network operators have incorporated network convergence into their strategy to grow service revenues and reduce capital and operating costs. Conv- gence occurs in applications (integrated messaging, voice over IP), in network control (portable numbers, SIP, mobile IP), in the transport layer, as well as in the access network. This convergence of networks means that various types of traffic flows, which have been carried by separate specialized networks, now share the resources of a single core IP-based network. In the access, the trends are towards fixed/wireless convergence as well as convergence of various wireless access technologies. Network convergence will be successful only if the quality of the individual s- vices is maintained in the new network environment without undue increased costs. The quality of service delivery is critically dependent on how network performance and availability, as experienced by the traffic flows, are managed. Managing traffic performance is a critical enabler for success. Reaching the desired performance levels requires adapting processes such as network planning, resource engineering, and network monitoring to the converged network milieu.