An Adaptive Bandwidth Allocation Algorithm for QoS Guaranteed Multimedia Networks

S. Kim and P.K. Varshney (USA)


Multimedia networks, On-line decisions, Bandwidth reservation, Adaptive bandwidth allocation, Quality of Service


Different multimedia services over networks not only require different amounts of bandwidth but also have different Quality of Service (QoS) requirements. FOr exampls, QoS guarantees for higher priority calls is an important issue in multimedia communication networks. In this paper, we develop an adaptive bandwidth management algorithm, which is able to provide QoS guarantees for higher priority calls while accomodating sa many heterogeneous multimedia call connections as possible. Our scheme, based on reservation and bandwidth adaptation, manages bandwidth based on real time estimates of current network conditions. Simulation results indicate the superior performance of our scheme providing excellent trade off between contradictory requirements.

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