Real-Time Communication in Packet-Switching Wide-Area Networks

TitleReal-Time Communication in Packet-Switching Wide-Area Networks
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication1989
AuthorsFerrari, D.
Other Numbers521

The increasing importance of distributed multimedia applications and the emergence of user interfaces based on digital audio and digital video will soon require that computer communication networks offer real-time services. This paper argues that the feasibility of providing performance guarantees in a packet-switching wide-area network should be investigated, and describes a possible approach. We present a model of the network to be studied, and discuss its generality, as well as the presumable limits to its validity in the future. We also formulate the problem, give a definition of the guarantees to be provided, and describe a correct scheme for the establishment of real-time connections with deterministic, statistical, and best-effort delay bounds.

Bibliographic Notes

ICSI Technical Report TR-89-022

Abbreviated Authors

D. Ferrari

ICSI Publication Type

Technical Report