Performance of Flow-Aware Networking in LTE backbone

Aleksander Sniady, José Soler

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Abstract

According to traffic predictions, the growth in data networks usage will be increasing in the coming years, what will be especially visible in the mobile access networks. This brings new challenges in terms of traffic differentiation and network resource sharing, which need to be faced by wireless technologies, such as Long Term Evolution (LTE).
This paper proposes usage of a modified Flow Aware Networking (FAN) technique for enhancing Quality of Service (QoS) in the all-IP transport networks underlying LTE backbone. The results obtained with OPNET Modeler show that FAN, in spite of being relatively simple, provides good protection against congestion and decreases the need of over-provisioning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of OPNETWORK2012
Number of pages7
PublisherOPNET
Publication date2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventOPNETWORK - Washington DC, United States
Duration: 13 Aug 201217 Aug 2012
http://www.opnet.com/opnetwork2012/

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ConferenceOPNETWORK
CountryUnited States
CityWashington DC
Period13/08/201217/08/2012
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Sniady, A., & Soler, J. (2012). Performance of Flow-Aware Networking in LTE backbone. In Proceedings of OPNETWORK2012 OPNET.