Provided by: Macrothink Institute
Date Added: Oct 2013
Admission Control (AC) is an efficient way of dealing with congestion situations in a network. Using AC, when network resources in a path are not enough for all flows (i.e., during congestion), some of the flows receive the requested service and the rest do not. Congestion situations can be reduced by increasing network resources or by optimizing their use through better routing techniques, but if congestion still occurs, AC achieves efficient use of network resources by maximizing the number of satisfied flows.