METHOD FOR DETERMINING ALLOCATION OF BANDWIDTH TO MULTIPLE TRAFFIC TYPES IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
Original Publication Date: 1998-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jul-08
Some communication systems are capable of transporting multiple types of traffic, such as voice, packet data, video, etc. over the communication medium. From the short-term point of view of normal day-to-day operations, the total capacity for transporting information over the communication system at a given time is constant. Decisions must be made automatically by the system which will determine what fraction of the total communication capacity will be allocated to each of the traffic types competing for use of the limited communication channel resources. Under heavy enough traffic conditions this will affect the Quality of Service (QOS) received by the various types of traffic. Described below is a method of determining this allocation.