Automatic Provisioning of End-to-End QoS Into the Home
Due to a growing number of high bandwidth applications today (such as HDTV), and an increasing amount of network and cloud based applications, service providers need to pay attention to QoS in their networks. The authors believe there is a need for an end-to-end approach reaching into the home as well. The Home Gateway (HG) as a key component of the home network is crucial for enabling the end-to-end solutions. UPnP-QoS has been proposed as an in-home solution for resource reservations. In this paper, they assess a solution for automatic QoS reservations, on behalf of non-UPnP-QoS aware applications. Additionally they focus on an integrated end-to-end solution, combining GMPLS-based reservations in e.g., access/metro and UPnP-QoS based reservation in the home network.