Adaptive Transmission Control Method for Communication-Broadcasting Integrated Services

Hideyuki KOTO

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E92-B    No.3    pp.878-888
Publication Date: 2009/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E92.B.878
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Network
broadcasting system,  interactive TV,  traffic control,  TCP,  

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This paper proposes an adaptive transmission control method for massive and intensive telecommunication traffic generated by communication-broadcasting integrated services. The proposed method adaptively controls data transmissions from viewers depending on the congestion states, so that severe congestion can be effectively avoided. Furthermore, it utilizes the broadcasting channel which is not only scalable, but also reliable for controlling the responses from vast numbers of viewers. The performance of the proposed method is evaluated through experiments on a test bed where approximately one million viewers are emulated. The obtained results quantitatively demonstrate the performance of the proposed method and its effectiveness under massive and intensive traffic conditions.