Traffic Shaping for VBR Traffic in ATM Networks

Youichi SATO
Ken-ichi SATO

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E75-B    No.10    pp.1105-1108
Publication Date: 1992/10/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Communication Networks and Service
ATM,  B-ISDN,  traffic,  cell space,  bandwidth allocation,  

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The effectiveness of traffic shaping for VBR traffic is analyzed. Evaluation results prove that traffic shaping can improve link efficiency for most forms of bursty VBR traffic and that link efficiency gains of more than 250% can be expected without the shaping delay imposing any significant QOS deterioration. Traffic shaping increases the link efficiency to about 80% for traffic with short burst repetition periods. The traffic shaping techniques and analytical results described herein can be employed in the traffic management of future B-ISDN/ATM networks.