Date Added: May 2012
Owing to the imminent fixed mobile convergence, Internet applications are frequently accessed through mobile nodes. However, service delivery latency is too high to satisfy user expectations. In this paper, the authors design a new TCP algorithm, TCPME (Mobile Edge), to accelerate the service delivery in mobile networks. Considering the QoS (Quality of Service) mechanisms of mobile networks, TCP-ME is designed to differentiate the packet loss caused by wireless errors, traffic conditioning of mobile core networks, and Internet congestion, as well as to react to the packet loss accordingly.