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IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials

Issue 3 • Date Third Quarter 1999

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  • Providing rate guarantees for internet application traffic across ATM networks

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):2 - 13
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    The TCP/IP protocol suite is the standard requirement for all applications that need to communicate over the Internet. As TCP/IP applications are unable to specify the QoS parameters needed for most asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) services, they tend to use the unspecified bit rate (UBR) service category when running across ATM networks. The UBR service utilizes any bandwidth that is left unused ... View full abstract»

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  • Packet dropping policies for ATM and IP networks

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):2 - 14
    Cited by:  Papers (25)  |  Patents (2)
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    Selective packet dropping policies have been used to reduce congestion and transmission of traffic that would inevitably be retransmitted. For data applications using best-effort services, packet dropping policies (PDPs) are congestion management mechanisms implemented at each intermediate node that decide, reactively or proactively, to drop packets to reduce congestion and free up precious buffer... View full abstract»

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  • GSM phase 2+ general packet radio service GPRS: Architecture, protocols, and air interface

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):2 - 14
    Cited by:  Papers (88)  |  Patents (25)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (5196 KB)

    The general packet radio service (GPRS) is a new bearer service for GSM that greatly improves and simplifies wireless access to packet data networks, e.g., to the Internet. It applies a packet radio principle to transfer user data packets in an efficient way between mobile stations and external packet data networks. This tutorial gives an introduction to GPRS. The article discusses the system arch... View full abstract»

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  • A survey of mobile data networks

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):2 - 18
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (7)
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    The proliferation and development of cellular voice systems over the past several years has exposed the capabilities and the effectiveness of wireless communications and, thus, has paved the way for wide-area wireless data applications as well. The demand for such applications is currently experiencing a significant increase and, therefore, there is a strong call for advanced and efficient mobile ... View full abstract»

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IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials is an online journal published by the IEEE Communications Society for tutorials and surveys covering all aspects of the communications field. Telecommunications technology is progressing at a rapid pace, and the IEEE Communications Society is committed to providing researchers and other professionals the information and tools to stay abreast.

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Ekram Hossain, Ph.D., P.Eng.
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University of Manitoba