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IJIEE 2012 Vol.2(2): 130-135 ISSN: 2010-3719
DOI: 10.7763/IJIEE.2012.V2.67

An Improvement on TCP Congestion Control Protocol for Next Generation Networks

Nazbanoo Farzaneh, Reza Monsefi, Mohammad Hossein Yaghmaee, and Amir Hossein Mohajerzadeh
Abstract—Recent years have shown an increased interest towards multimedia rich applications. Multimedia content ranges from text or simple images to audio data or video data. A Next-Generation Network (NGN) is a packet-based network that handles multiple types of traffic (such as voice, data, and multimedia). Multimedia applications include large amount of data, high throughput, and multiple flows which need diverse QoS characteristics. Nowadays, many applications use TCP as their transport protocol. As the network evolves, many improvements and modifications are proposed to make TCP meet various requirements. TCP, although powerful and effective, is not sufficient to satisfy real time applications because TCP emphasizes more on reliability than timeliness. In this paper a new Improvement on TCP (ITCP) protocol is presented. Source rate is regulated based on the feedback which is received from intermediate nodes. Furthermore, in order to satisfy the requirements of different multimedia applications, a weighted random early detection (WRED) mechanism is used. Loss probability is calculated based on the packets priority in a router and the result is sent to source then it regulates its rate based on the packet loss probability values. The proposed protocol was simulated in order to evaluate its performance. Simulation results indicate that the ITCP improves overall system throughput and reduces delay and packet loss.

Index Terms—Active queue management (AQM); next generation network (NGN); quality of service (qos); transmission congestion protocol; transport protocol.

The authors are with the Department of Computer Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran (e-mail: Farzaneh@stu-mail.um.ac.ir; e-mail: monsefi@ferdowsi.um.ac.ir; email: hyaghmae@ferdowsi.um.ac.ir; e-mail: ah.mohajerzadeh@stu-mail.um.ac.ir)

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Cite: Nazbanoo Farzaneh, Reza Monsefi, Mohammad Hossein Yaghmaee, and Amir Hossein Mohajerzadeh, "An Improvement on TCP Congestion Control Protocol for Next Generation Networks," International Journal of Information and Electronics Engineering vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 130-135, 2012.

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