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Enchancing QoS protection in MPLS networks

Hanshi, Sabri M. and Al-Khateeb, Wajdi Fawzi Mohammed (2010) Enchancing QoS protection in MPLS networks. In: 2010 Second International Conference on Network Applications, Protocols and Services, 22-23 september 2010, Kedah.

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Abstract

MPLS recovery mechanisms are increasing in popularity because they can guarantee fast restoration and high QoS assurance. In fact, QoS is important for interactive voice and video application and for specific clients. However, link failure always incurs delay and packet losses of the traffic passing through the failed link. Therefore, network has to restore the traffic by switching the affected traffic to alternative path. In this paper, QoS objectives are concerned in this study to redirect the protected traffic with acceptable levels of quality before failure take place. The proposed scheme setup more than one alternative path in advance in order to introduce fast rerouting and the selecting criteria is based on the required bandwidth and end-to-end delay. In this work, we proposed the traffic splitter to split the protected traffic after failure, in case the available bandwidth in the alternative path is not enough to deliver the traffic. Finally, alternative path selection is updated based on current network resource availability. To verify the efficiency of the proposed algorithm, the MPLS network simulator MNS-2 has been used as the test platform.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 2099/9162 (Print ISBN: 978-1-4244-8048-7)
Uncontrolled Keywords: MPLS , Protection schemes , QoS
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Wajdi wfk Al-Khateeb
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2012 15:37
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2012 08:41
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/9162

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