TCP Hollywood: An Unordered, Time-Lined, TCP for Networked Multimedia Applications

McQuistin, S., Perkins, C. and Fayed, M. (2016) TCP Hollywood: An Unordered, Time-Lined, TCP for Networked Multimedia Applications. In: IFIP Networking 2016, University of Vienna, Austria, 17-19 May 2016, pp. 422-430. ISBN 9783901882838 (doi:10.1109/IFIPNetworking.2016.7497221)

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Abstract

Ossification of the transport-layer limits networked multimedia applications to use TCP or UDP, despite standardisation of new transport protocols that better support their requirements. To improve transport for these applications, we present TCP Hollywood, an unordered, time-lined, TCP variant designed to support real-time multimedia traffic while being widely deployable. Analysis of the protocol indicates that it increases the utility of the network in lossy conditions where total one-way delay is constrained, such as with telephony applications and low-latency video streaming. This allows retransmissions to be useful in cases where they are not with standard TCP, improving the timely good-put of the protocol and reducing overheads. Initial experiments show that TCP Hollywood is deployable on the Internet, successfully operating on all major fixed and mobile

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:© IFIP, 2016. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of IFIP for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in the proceedings of the 15th International IFIP TC6 Networking Conference, Networking 2016, Vienna, May 17-19, 2016, http://dl.ifip.org/db/conf/networking/networking2016/1570235733.pdf.
Status:Published
Refereed:No
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McQuistin, Mr Stephen and Perkins, Dr Colin
Authors: McQuistin, S., Perkins, C., and Fayed, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
ISBN:9783901882838
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 IFIP
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
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