Proposal and Comparison of QoS Schemes for IP-over-Optical Multilayer Networks

Takumi KIMURA  Keisuke KABASHIMA  Michihiro AOKI  Shigeo URUSHIDANI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E88-B    No.10    pp.3895-3903
Publication Date: 2005/10/01
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DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e88-b.10.3895
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Next Generation Photonic Network Technologies)
IP over WDM,  multilayer control,  quality of service,  differentiated services,  class-based queue,  class-based lightpath,  

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IP-over-optical multilayer networks are capable of flexibly dealing with traffic increases and fluctuations because they support both high-speed transmission using lightpaths and scalable IP hop-by-hop transmission. This paper introduces an architecture for quality of service (QoS) control in such networks, based on the differentiated services (DiffServ) concept. The architecture supports both class-based queues and class-based lightpaths to efficiently handle multiple-QoS-class traffic. QoS schemes based on the proposed architecture are categorized into four types according to their traffic-differentiation and transmission mechanisms. Through simulation, the schemes are evaluated in terms of measures that largely determines network costs. Finally, the conditions under which each scheme is feasible are clarified in terms of the traffic volume and the cost of class-based queues for DiffServ.