A Study of a New Multicast Traffic Control Policy Based on the Number of Receivers and Its Evaluation in TDM-PON Systems

YoungHwan KWON  Min-Gon KIM  Seong Gon CHOI  Jun Kyun CHOI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E93-B   No.1   pp.162-165
Publication Date: 2010/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E93.B.162
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Network
multicast performance,  traffic control,  TDM-PON,  loss,  delay,  

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This letter proposes a new multicast traffic control policy in TDM-PON, which differentially classifies multicast flows which have relatively many associated receivers as high-class, and multicast flows which have relatively few associated receivers as low-class. Simulation results confirm that the proposed policy can effectively enhance multicast performance regarding delay and loss, specifically important to multimedia services, compared to the legacy policy.