Date Added: Jan 2010
Traffic monitoring in IP networks is a key issue for operators to guarantee Service Level Agreement both to their clients and with regards to other connectivity providers. Thus, having efficient solutions for traffic measurement and monitoring supports a good deal of their business and it is essential to fair development of Internet. However, even if service management is well recognized, QoS strategies must evolve from circuit switching technological framework towards next generation networks and convergent services concepts. Standardizing IP traffic measurement is a requirement for interoperable service aware management systems upon which future Internet business would be based.