Implementing Congestion Control in the Real World

Ladan Gharai and Colin Perkins

Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, Lausanne, Switzerland, August 2002.


It is well known that congestion control is a key issue for the safe deployment of multimedia applications over IP. We describe our initial experiences implementing TCP-friendly congestion control in a system designed to deliver HDTV content over IP. In particular we discuss the effects of packet reordering on the calculated throughput, and highlight the problems this can pose for high-rate applications.

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