An On-line Managed Bandwidth Service for ATM Networks

TitleAn On-line Managed Bandwidth Service for ATM Networks
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsBouras, C, Kapoulas, V, Sevasti, A, Chantzi, C, Sampraku, I
Conference Name8th IEEE International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT 2001), Vol. 1, Bucharest, Romania
Date Published4 - 7 June

In our days, the number of demanding, in terms of
network bandwidth, applications increases dramatically
as the number of users that obtain access to networking
facilities augments. As a result, efficient management of
the available network resources becomes a critical issue
both from a functional point of view, so that users can be
provided with the bandwidth they need, and an
economical point of view, so that carriers can
satisfactorily and efficiently serve as many customers as
possible. The work presented here attempts to face from
a practical point of view the problem of bandwidth
management in ATM networks, especially in cases
where the available resources have to be shared among
many users with conflicting needs. We have designed
and implemented a Managed Bandwidth Service (MBS)
that allows users to make multiple bandwidth
reservations throughout the topology of the network
infrastructure to which they have access. This MBS also
provides an administrative module for configuring and
monitoring the service’s operation. In this paper we
present the MBS developed and all the implementation
issues related to it, as well as our on-going and future
work on the service.