TCP Performance Enhancement Over Wireless Mesh Networks by Means of the Combination of Multi-RAT Devices and the MPTCP Protocol

The last trends at communications realms, in particular, wireless technologies, where it is more and more usual that devices carry more than one interface (i.e. multi-Radio Access Technology (RAT)), to get access to the Internet, question the classic single-path paradigm, imposed by the mainstream transport protocol, TCP. In this paper, the authors assess the behavior of MultiPath TCP (MPTCP), which allows the transparent breakdown of a single TCP session into multiple simultaneous subflows. This straightforward feature might lead to remarkable performance enhancements, yielding as well a stronger resilience against failures within any of the routes.

Provided by: Macrothink Institute Topic: Networking Date Added: Aug 2014 Format: PDF

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