RTP and the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol

Colin Perkins and Ladan Gharai

Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, Toronto, Canada, July 2006.


We describe how the new Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) can be used as a bearer for the Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) to provide a congestion controlled basis for networked multimedia applications. This is a step towards deployment of congestion control for such applications, necessary to ensure the future stability of the best-effort network if high-bandwidth streaming and IPTV services are to be deployed outside of closed QoS-managed networks.

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