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TCP over Second (2.5G) and Third (3G) Generation Wireless Networks (RFC3481)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000011394D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Feb-18
Document File: 27 page(s) / 62K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

H. Inamura: AUTHOR [+7]

Abstract

This document describes a profile for optimizing TCP to adapt so that it handles paths including second (2.5G) and third (3G) generation wireless networks. It describes the relevant characteristics of 2.5G and 3G networks, and specific features of example deployments of such networks. It then recommends TCP algorithm choices for nodes known to be starting or ending on such paths, and it also discusses open issues. The configuration options recommended in this document are commonly found in modern TCP stacks, and are widely available standards-track mechanisms that the community considers safe for use on the general Internet.

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Network Working Group                                    H. Inamura, Ed.

Request for Comments: 3481                              NTT DoCoMo, Inc.

BCP: 71                                               G. Montenegro, Ed.

Category: Best Current Practice            Sun Microsystems Laboratories

                                                                  Europe

                                                               R. Ludwig

                                                       Ericsson Research

                                                               A. Gurtov

                                                                  Sonera

                                                             F. Khafizov

                                                         Nortel Networks

                                                           February 2003

   TCP over Second (2.5G) and Third (3G) Generation Wireless Networks

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the

   Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

   improvements.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2003).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document describes a profile for optimizing TCP to adapt so that

   it handles paths including second (2.5G) and third (3G) generation

   wireless networks.  It describes the relevant characteristics of 2.5G

   and 3G networks, and specific features of example deployments of such

   networks.  It then recommends TCP algorithm choices for nodes known

   to be starting or ending on such paths, and it also discusses open

   issues.  The configuration options recommended in this document are

   commonly found in modern TCP stacks, and are widely available

   standards-track mechanisms that the community considers safe for use

   on the general Internet.

Inamura, et al.          Best Current Practice                  [Page 1]

RFC 3481                    TCP over 2.5G/3G               February 2003

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

   2.  2.5G and 3G Link Characteristics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4

       2.1  Latency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4

       2.2  Data...