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20130044766SCHEDULING IN A TWO-TIER NETWORK - A method, system and computer program product to schedule transmissions in a two-tier network are provided. In an example, the system includes a Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) scheduler configured to generate a MAP message to allocate bandwidth and a first instance in time to a cable modem to transmit data to a branch node. The system further includes a MAP message translator coupled to the DOCSIS scheduler and configured to determine a second instance in time at which data from the cable modem arrives at the branch node and generate a GATE message that grants the branch node bandwidth to transmit the data received from the cable modem at the second instance in time to a headend node.02-21-2013
20100142553Flexible Upstream PHY Burst Profile Parameters to Improve Performance of Short Bursts in Impulse Noise - A single carrier cable modem can be initialized on multiple channels. By initializing a cable modem on more than one channel, the error rate performance of short data packets in cable modems in an impulsive noise environment is improved. The advantage of low symbol rate transmission for short packets in an impulse noise environment is achieved without sacrificing burst capacity at a cable modem and without the complexity of transmitting multiple symbol waveforms simultaneously at a cable modem.06-10-2010
20120170594Method and System for Optimizing Data Throughput Performance for Dynamic Link Conditions Using Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) and Dynamic Single Channel per Carrier (dSCPC) Techniques - A method of maintaining a data rate of a telecommunications link that involves, in a particular embodiment, modulating a carrier signal, encoding the carrier signal, and dynamically controlling a bandwidth of the carrier signal by changing a symbol rate of the carrier signal such that a data rate of the carrier signal remains substantially equal to a predetermined data rate when the carrier signal is transmitted to a remote receiver.07-05-2012
20080259955Memory-Efficient ADSL Transmission in the Presence of TCM-ISDN Interferers - A method of communicating data across a channel that experiences near-end cross talk (NEXT) interference and far-end cross talk (FEXT) interference in alternate intervals. In one embodiment, a first data rate is determined for a first carrier-number mode that is to utilize a first bit table, a second data rate is determined for a second carrier-number mode that is to utilize dual bit tables, and a modem is configured to transmit using the mode having a highest data rate.10-23-2008
20080259954METHOD AND SYSTEMS FOR BANDWIDTH SCHEDULING AND PATH COMPUTATION FOR CONNECTION-ORIENTED NETWORKS - A connection-oriented network includes a control server. The control server receives requests to establish and utilize dedicated channels in the network. The control server utilizes various scheduling methods and algorithms to determine channels based on the request's requirements and resources of the network. For example, the control server may determine a channel based on: (i) a specified bandwidth in a specified time slot, (ii) highest available bandwidth in a specified time slot, (iii) earliest available time with a specified bandwidth and duration, and (iv) all available time slots with a specified bandwidth and duration.10-23-2008
20130028268End-To-End Service Quality for Latency-Intensive Internet Protocol (IP) Applications in a Heterogeneous, Multi-Vendor Environment - Apparatus and methods are provided for delivering end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) over Internet Protocol (IP) networks. According to one embodiment, a portion of available bandwidth between a first and second network device is reserved as a Quality of Service (QoS) resource pool for real-time communication sessions among users of a first and second user community. The first network device is communicatively coupled with a packet network and associated with the first user community. The second network device is communicatively coupled with the packet network and associated with the second user community. End-to-end application QoS is provided between the first and second user communities by selectively admitting real-time communication sessions between the first user community and the second user community based upon currently available resources associated with the QoS resource pool and multiplexing the real-time communication sessions over a reservation protocol session between the first and second network devices.01-31-2013
20110194569DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM WITH VARIABLE-BANDWIDTH TRAFFIC CHANNELS - Electronic devices and equipment may communicate over a wired communications path. The wired communications path may include one or more wires and may be associated with a headphone cable. Data may be conveyed in the form of a digital data stream containing multiple traffic channels. The digital data stream may include superframes, each of which has multiple frames of data. The frames of data may each contain a number of data slots. Some of the slots in a superframe may be used exclusively by a particular one of the traffic channels. Boundary slots may be shared between traffic channels. Data interface circuitry may implement a data dispersion algorithm that determines the pattern in which data from each traffic channel is distributed within each boundary slot. Transmitting data interface circuitry may merge traffic channels into a single data stream. Receiving data interface circuitry may reconstruct the traffic channels.08-11-2011
20090122811METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MODIFYING BANDWIDTH IN BANDWIDTH ON DEMAND SERVICES - A method for modifying bandwidth in a Bandwidth on Demand (BoD) service includes: a User Network Interface (UNI) client (UNI-C) sends the BoD service based bandwidth modification message to a UNI network (UNI-N) via control plane signaling, the bandwidth modification message carrying a bandwidth modification value; the UNI-N modifies bandwidth according to the bandwidth modification amount and a lower layer tunnel granularity. An apparatus for modifying bandwidth in a BoD service is also disclosed. According to the present invention, by adopting Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) on the control plane and Link Capacity Adjustment Scheme (LCAS), Virtual Concatenation (VC) and Generic Framing Procedure (GFP) on the transport plane, the BoD service can be automatically set up and a client is able to modify service bandwidth according to changes of service traffic dynamically in real time.05-14-2009
20090122810Tone hopping methods and apparatus - Methods and apparatus for allocating and hopping tones for uplink communications purposes in adjacent sectors and neighboring cells of an OFDM system are described. Physical tones used in each sector and cell are allocated to tone hopping sequences according to a tone to tone hopping sequence allocation function which uses both a cell identifier and sector identifier. Different sectors and cells use different tone to tone hopping sequence allocation functions through the use of different cell and/or sector identifiers to minimize the number of collisions between hopping sequences of adjacent sectors and neighboring cells. Uplink tone hopping sequences, corresponding to logical tones are allocated to uplink communications channels. Uplink communications channels are used by wireless terminals, e.g., mobile nodes, to transmit data to base stations. Over time, a wireless terminal uses the tones included in the uplink tone hopping sequences corresponding to uplink communications channels it is authorized to use. 05-14-2009
20090086755SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CORRELATION OF BURST EVENTS AMONG DATA STREAMS - Systems and methods for the identification of correlated burst events among two or more data streams, given one or more specific query time spans are disclosed. Also broadly contemplated is the act of finding, from one or more data streams, those streams that have correlated burst events with another given data stream within a time span.04-02-2009
20100074275SCHEDULING VIRTUAL BANDWIDTH REQUESTS - Disclosed is a method of scheduling bandwidth, comprising, receiving a first bandwidth request associated with the first communication device. Receiving, from a policy agent, a second bandwidth request associated with a second communication device. The second bandwidth request does not originate from the second communication device. Bandwidth is granted to the first communication device based on the first bandwidth request. Bandwidth is granted to the second communication device based on the second bandwidth request.03-25-2010
20100074274SYSTEM FOR RESERVING A PASS BAND FOR DIFFERENT CLASSES OF TRAFFIC - The present invention relates to a bandwidth reservation system in a communication network comprising a centralized bandwidth manager that implements a bandwidth reservation protocol and that is linked to at least one host, wherein an external entity supplies the centralized bandwidth manager with an updated view of the network logical topology,03-25-2010
20130083807Resource Release Method, Communication Equipment, and Network System - A method, a UE and a communications system for releasing resources are disclosed. When the UE is in a CELL_FACH state, a resource release indication is transmitted from a network equipment to the UE to instruct the UE to release HS-RACH resources on the UE. Upon receiving the resource release indication, the UE releases previously allocate HS-RACH resources on the UE.04-04-2013
20100046546SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING DYNAMIC SPILLOVER OF VIRTUAL SERVERS BASED ON BANDWIDTH - The present solution provides a spillover management technique for virtual servers of an appliance based on bandwidth. A network administrator may configure a bandwidth threshold for one or more virtual servers, such as virtual servers providing acceleration or load balancing for one or more services. The bandwidth threshold may be specified as a number of bytes transferred via the virtual server. The bandwidth threshold may also be specified as a round trip time or derivative thereof. A user may specify the bandwidth threshold via a configuration interface. Otherwise, the appliance may establish the bandwidth threshold. The appliance monitors the bandwidth used by a first virtual server. In response to detecting the bandwidth reaching or exceeding the bandwidth threshold, the appliance dynamically directs client requests to a second virtual server.02-25-2010
20090310621Method to Classify the Network Speed - A method to classify the network speed disclosed is utilized to distinguish between an advanced-level user bandwidth and a general-level user bandwidth for users whose devices are connected by the access point. The method includes selecting a bandwidth-distribution rule of the access point, and distributing the total bandwidth supported by the access point according to the selected bandwidth-distribution rule. The bandwidth-distribution rule is selected from a ratio-distribution rule, a highest-band restriction rule, and a lowest-bandwidth restriction rule. The bandwidth distributed to each advanced-level user is larger than the bandwidth distributed to each general-level user.12-17-2009
20120219014METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING QUALITY OF SERVICE MANAGEMENT IN INFINIBAND NETWORKS - The present invention relates to a method and a system for processing image data. The method includes receiving a request by a quality of service QoS manager from a user application to reserve bandwidth for transmitting data over the network. The method further provides for acquiring a network representation by the QoS manager from a subnet manager for evaluating network bandwidth for transmitting the data over the network. The method also performs the steps of sending a request by the QoS manager to the subnet manager to set network parameters if network bandwidth is available sufficient for transmitting the data over the network, and converting the network parameters by the subnet manager into subnet management packets SMPs. Finally, the method provides for allocating by the QoS the network, the bandwidth for transmitting the data.08-30-2012
20120219013JOINT TRANSMISSION OF MULTIPLE MULTIMEDIA STREAMS - A system and method for multimedia data transmission including pooling, by a computer, at least first and second multimedia data streams together in a single channel, wherein each stream defines a respective sequence of frames and each frame includes at least a base layer and at least one enhancement layer; dynamically establishing, by the computer, first and second bit rates respectively associated with the first and second streams; and transmitting, by a transmitter, the at least first and second streams on the channel.08-30-2012
20090092151METHOD FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF BANDWIDTH IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, CORRESPONDING COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM AND DEVICES - A method for managing bandwidth in a synchronous communications network comprising a plurality of nodes, the network implementing a first clocking which defines a data-processing cycle comprising a determined number of virtual channels, the data-processing cycle being defined by a current data-processing frequency, said plurality of nodes comprising at least one transmitter node associated with at least one generator application, each generator application being associated with at least one virtual channel for transmitting its data, said virtual channel or channels associated with a given generator application being filled one by one from the first to a last virtual channel. Such a method comprises the following steps performed for a given generator application: determining a rate of use of the last virtual channel of the set of virtual channels; adjusting said current data-processing frequency; and allocating an integer number of virtual channels.04-09-2009
20110058575TRANSMISSION RATE SETTING DEVICE, TRANSMISSION RATE SETTING DEVICE CONTROL METHOD, CONTENT-FILTERING SYSTEM, TRANSMISSION RATE SETTING DEVICE CONTROL PROGRAM, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - To reduce wasteful consumption of electric power for a data communication without providing a complex mechanism, a communication connection device (03-10-2011
20090268756Method for Reserving Bandwidth in a Network Resource of a Communications Network - A method for reserving bandwidth in a network resource in a communication network with network links which the network resource includes, manages a transmission channel for a service, varies the bandwidth for each network resource on the transmission channel on the basis of a statistical value, and defines and manages network links with different bandwidth for all network capacities involved in the service.10-29-2009
20130163616COMMUNICATION APPARATUS THAT CAN BE OPERATED IN POWER-SAVING MODE, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A communication apparatus which makes it possible to achieve the securing of network communication speed and the reduction of power consumption of a communication apparatus at the same time. The communication apparatus performs communication at a first link speed when operating in a power-saving mode and at a second link speed higher than the first link speed when operating in a normal power mode. In a first link unit, a standby time period for switching the first link speed to the second link speed is required after the communication apparatus enters the normal power mode. In a second link unit, the standby time period is not required. When a predetermined condition is satisfied, the communication apparatus switches between a communication by the first link unit and a communication by the second link unit such that one of the communications which consumes less electric power is selected, based on switching information.06-27-2013
20130163614Method And System For Supporting A Variable And Energy Efficient Data Rate Using A Duty Cycling Technique And Multiple Power States On An Ethernet Link - Aspects of a method and system for supporting a variable and energy efficient data rate using a duty cycling technique and multiple power states on an Ethernet link are provided. In this regard, a data rate on a network link may be duty cycled based on characteristics of data communicated over it. The network link may operate at a first data rate for a first portion of the time interval and may operate at a second data rate for a second portion of the time interval. The duration of each portion of the time interval and/or the data rate during each portion of the time interval may be adjusted to control the duty cycling. Power consumed in a device connected to the network link may be controlled based on the duty cycling of the link.06-27-2013
20130064251Automatic Detection of Channel Bandwidth - A step-wise approach to automatically determining the bandwidth of a communication channel includes dividing the channel's potential bandwidth into a number of ranges. An initial range is then selected and a series of data packets specific to the selected range are transmitted from a first endpoint to a second endpoint, with the second endpoint determining one or more channel metrics based on the transmitted packets (e.g., measured transmission rates). If the metrics indicate the current range accurately reflects the channel's bandwidth, a measured transmission rate of the transmitted data packets is used as the channel's bandwidth. Otherwise, another range is selected and the process is repeated. The described approach rapidly determines channel bandwidth, even when the channel between the two endpoints is asymmetric. Techniques described herein are particularly beneficial when used in conjunction with multimedia conferencing applications.03-14-2013
20090238207Dynamic Aggregated Maximum Bit Rate for Evolved Packet System Non-Guaranteed Bit Rate Quality of Service Enforcement and Network Bandwidth Utilization - A system is provided for specifying a dynamic aggregated maximum bit rate (AMBR). The system includes a processor configured to determine whether a change in the AMBR currently applicable to a first network component should be requested. If a change in the AMBR is requested, the processor is configured to promote the first network component recommending to a second network component an adjusted AMBR.09-24-2009
20090238206BAND CONTROL METHOD AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - The present invention intends to improve communication efficiency between two communication apparatuses each engaged in the communication by full duplex communication method by using a surplus band of the one to transmission band of the other. A first bandwidth required by a first communication apparatus (A) at data transmission and a second bandwidth required by a second communication apparatus (B) at data transmission are presumed. Next, the first bandwidth presumed as mentioned is compared to a first bandwidth used which the first communication apparatus (A) currently uses and at the same time, the second bandwidth presumed as mentioned is compared to a second bandwidth used which the second communication apparatus (B) currently uses. The first bandwidth and the second bandwidth are then adjusted, and a third bandwidth which the first communication apparatus (A) uses at data transmission and a fourth bandwidth which the second communication apparatus (B) uses are determined.09-24-2009
20090232159Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation Processor - A dynamic bandwidth allocation (DBA) processor comprises a DBA co-processor having DBA co-processor components and operative to perform and accelerate DBA functions, and a processing core logically coupled to the DBA co-processor through a processing bus and operative to configure and dynamically control all the DBA co-processor components and to run sections of algorithms that cannot be accelerated on the DBA co-processor. The DBA processor significantly accelerated the bandwidth allocation in a communications network such as an optical communications network or a fast wireless network. The DBA co-processor and the processing core may be integrated on a chip.09-17-2009
20090010279Integrated Memory for Storing Egressing Packet Data, Replay Data and To-be Egressed Data - An integrated egress/replay memory structure is provided with split rate write and read ports and means for managing at least three types of data moving into, through and/or out of the integrated memory structure, namely: (1) currently egressing packet data; (2) replay data; and (3) to-be egressed data. Additionally, a shared free space (4) is managed between the storage areas of the (2) replay data and (3) the to-be egressed data. The to-be egressed data (PdBx) is allowed to enter into (to be written into) a front-end raceway portion of the integrated memory structure at a rate which can be substantially greater than that allowed for corresponding egressing packet data (PdUx). Thus, even when egressing packet data that is ahead in line is shifting out toward a slow rate egress port; this slowing factor does not slow the speed at which the to-be egressed data (PdBx) can be shifted into the front-end raceway portion. A shared free space memory area is maintained between the storage areas of the replay data (PdAx) and to-be-egressed data (PdBx). When a positive acknowledgement (ACK) is received from the destination of already-egressed data (of the After-Transmission Data, or PdAx), the corresponding replay storage area (the area storing the acknowledged PdAx data) can be reallocated for use as an empty part of the raceway portion.01-08-2009
20120236877METHOD FOR RESERVING NETWORK BANDWIDTH FOR VERSIONED NETWORK SERVICES - Methods and apparatus to minimize the amount of bandwidth reserved for versioned network services are described. According to one embodiment of the invention, a bandwidth reservation component in a network service manager server receives a change to a service version in a service family. The bandwidth reservation component determines that the change would affect a reserved bandwidth on at least one of the network links of the service version. The bandwidth reservation component analyzes whether to accept the change based on how the change would affect the reserved bandwidth. The bandwidth reservation component changes on each of the network links the reserved bandwidth according to the change if the change is accepted.09-20-2012
20130163615CONTROL DEVICE, FOR INSTANCE FOR SYSTEMS-ON-CHIP, AND CORRESPONDING METHOD - A system comprises a resource, such as an interconnection, for example, of the Network-on-Chip (NoC) type, having an overall bandwidth available for allocation to a set of initiators that compete for allocation of the overall bandwidth. The system includes a communication arbiter for allocating the overall bandwidth to the initiators according to respective values of bandwidth requested (RBW) by the initiators. A control device (06-27-2013
20110317717DYNAMIC ADJUSTMENT OF BANDWIDTH FOR PROVIDING INCREASED BANDWIDTH DURING BUSINESS HOURS - Providing increased bandwidth to business subscribers during business hours. A determination is made whether a subscriber is eligible for application of a business boost. Business boost to the subscriber is activated when the subscriber is eligible for business boost. An increased bandwidth is provided to the activated subscriber during business hours to provide the business boost to the subscriber.12-29-2011
20120099606TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, TRANSMISSION METHOD, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A transmission apparatus including: a communication unit that performs communication with a receiving apparatus; a transmission processing unit that transmits transmission data to the receiving apparatus via the communication unit; and a reproduction quality adjustment unit that adjusts a reproduction quality of the transmission data based on a retransmission request frequency that indicates a number of times that a retransmission request with respect to the transmission data is received from the receiving apparatus via the communication unit over a predetermined period of time.04-26-2012
20110299553Technique for Reducing Resources Allocated to an Existing Reservation in a Data Network - A technique that allows existing reservations to be partially preempted by higher-priority reservations. An intermediate node receives a request to reserve resources for the higher-priority reservation. The higher priority entitles the reservation to acquire resources allocated to existing lower priority reservations, if necessary. If sufficient unallocated resources are not available on the preempting system to accommodate the higher-priority reservation, an error message is generated and forwarded by the intermediate node towards a receiver associated with the reservation that is to be partially preempted. The error message contains an error code and an amount of resources available on the intermediate node. The receiver processes the error message including selecting a reservation to be torn down, tearing down the selected reservation and re-reserving resources for remaining reservations, as necessary.12-08-2011
20100284423BANDWIDTH GUARANTEED COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A bandwidth guaranteed communication system is obtained for securing or reserving a bandwidth dynamically required for a minute unit such as an application on Ethernet. The system is provided with a communication network in which a plurality of devices each terminating a layer 11-11-2010
20110268134UTILIZING MULTIPLE DISTORTION MEASURES - Utilizing multiple distortion measures. A first distortion measure for at least one packet is received. A second distortion measure for the at least one packet is received, wherein the second distortion measure is different than the first distortion measure. A processing operation is performed based at least in part on the first distortion measure and the second distortion measure.11-03-2011
20090279567SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC BANDWIDTH PROVISIONING - Embodiments disclosed herein provide a control device and a method executing thereon for allocating network bandwidth to users accessing a controlled network. In response to a user connecting to the control device using a user device, the control device obtains a user bandwidth allocation profile for that user based on user credentials. The user bandwidth allocation profile may be stored local or remote to the control device. A provisioning module running on the control device can map attributes in the user bandwidth allocation profile to a traffic control rule and associate the traffic control rule with the user based on the user credentials and considering information identifying the user device used by the user to connect to the control device. A traffic conditioning module running on the control device can regulate the network bandwidth usage by the user utilizing the traffic control rule associated with the user.11-12-2009
20090116511DYNAMIC CHANNEL SHARING USING BANDWIDTH METRICS - In a Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET), each node calculates a bandwidth output value representative of data output requirements for the node relative to the transmit time slots available to the node. This value is shared with other nodes in the MANET and may be employed to more efficiently allocate channel usage among nodes as traffic demands and network topology change.05-07-2009
20100091793MAX-MIN FAIR NETWORK BANDWIDTH ALLOCATOR - Allocation of an amount of available bandwidth among a plurality of users of a computer network is provided. Each user has a maximum allocation of bandwidth. Tier information of a plurality of tiers is accessed. In the tier information, users are grouped according to maximum allocation. Tier information includes a breakpoint value of each tier. The available bandwidth is allocated in one example embodiment by (1) allocating the maximum allocations to users in tiers with breakpoint values less than or equal to the amount of available bandwidth, and (2) allocating remaining available bandwidth in a fair manner among remaining users, which are users in tiers with breakpoint values greater than the amount of available bandwidth. The breakpoint value of at least one tier is a minimum amount of bandwidth that must be allocated in a Max-Min fair manner among the plurality of users such that each user in the tier receives its maximum allocation of bandwidth.04-15-2010
20100111104BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION FOR VIDEO-ON-DEMAND NETWORKS - Methods for the optimal allocation of bandwidth among a plurality of video-on-demand (VOD) programs available on each link of a VOD tree network, where a server at the root node of the tree network broadcasts the multiple VOD programs. Each node in the network has demands for a subset of the programs and each link connecting nodes in the network has a limited amount of available bandwidth capacity. The available bandwidth is allocated on each link optimally among all programs that are carried on that link. The bandwidth allocated to a specific program may be different on different links of the network, as the bandwidth allocated may be decreased, but not increased, from one link to the next along the paths from the root node to the destination nodes. The methods use equitable resource allocation models with a lexicographic minimax objective function. The first method finds optimal solutions while satisfying the capacity constraints on all links, tree-like ordering constraints for the bandwidth allocated to each of the programs, and lower and upper bounds on bandwidth allocation for each program. The second method finds optimal solutions to a more restrictive scheme that imposes additional constraints which require equal bandwidth allocation for a specific program on all relevant links emanating from the same node.05-06-2010
20100111103EXECUTING AND SUPPORTING A MULTIPLE BANDWIDTH RESERVATION REQUEST - In one embodiment, a method includes obtaining a first message that includes at least a first bandwidth request that specifies a first bandwidth and a second bandwidth request that specifies a second bandwidth. The first bandwidth is a preferential bandwidth. The method also includes determining whether the first bandwidth may be allocated, and storing the first bandwidth and the second bandwidth in a stored reservation state if the first bandwidth may be allocated. If the first bandwidth may not be allocated, the method includes determining whether the second bandwidth may be allocated. The second bandwidth in the stored reservation state if it is determined that the second bandwidth may be allocated. In one embodiment, if the second bandwidth may be allocated, the first bandwidth is removed during process prior to sending the message to a subsequent node upstream.05-06-2010
20100111102RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN PEER-TO-PEER STREAMING - A system and method for resource allocation in peer to peer streaming includes steps of: inferring global properties of a neighborhood made up of peer nodes, wherein the global properties are inferred from a summarization of information obtained locally at each peer node; allocating resources for each peer node to its neighbor nodes in accordance with propagated dependency information; and periodically updating the target rates as peer nodes join and leave the neighborhood.05-06-2010
20080267213Client-Side Bandwidth Allocation for Continuous and Discrete Media - The embodiments of the invention relate to client-side bandwidth allocation or rate-lowering processes, systems, and devices. In general, a received continuous stream is received at a lower rate while a discrete media stream is also being received by the client, and having the received continuous stream be received at a previous higher rate when the client is no longer receiving the discrete media stream.10-30-2008
20080267215System and method of identifying a location associated with a source of a data communication problem - In a particular illustrative embodiment, a method is disclosed that includes receiving data at a central server system from multiple customer premises equipment (CPE) devices. The CPE devices are located at subscriber premises remote from one another. The method further includes associating the received data from geographically-related CPE devices and comparing the associated data to determine a problem related to one or more of the geographically-related CPE devices.10-30-2008
20090028186BANDWIDTH RESERVATION FOR DATA FLOWS IN INTERCONNECTION NETWORKS - A method and apparatus for bandwidth reservation for data flows in interconnection networks. Some embodiments of an apparatus for transmitting a data stream include a transmitter to transmit a data stream to a recipient apparatus, the data stream including a plurality of data packets. The apparatus further includes a receiver to receive a response from the recipient apparatus regarding data packet arrival status, and a network unit to direct the operation of the transmitter, the network unit to direct the transmitter to maintain the data stream with a constant bandwidth.01-29-2009
20100254407COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION METHOD - A communication device, which provides a bandwidth allocation opportunity to ONUs each having different data transmission rates, not depending on any specific bandwidth-request notifying method, thereby realizing fair upstream transmission data delay between data transmission rates of respective ONUs, includes a bandwidth-update-cycle division processor that divides the bandwidth update cycle into slots of each of the data transmission rates, a bandwidth-allocation-amount calculating unit that allocates a bandwidth to the slave station devices in a slot of the data transmission rate, and a transmission-start-time calculating unit that sets a transmission start time and a transmission time of data of the slave station devices, based on an overhead length of a data frame transmitted by the slave station devices.10-07-2010
20100128740CONTEXT-DEPENDENT SCHEDULING THROUGH THE USE OF ANTICIPATED GRANTS FOR BROADBAND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - A method of scheduling upstream bandwidth. This method comprises: 1) anticipating the need for the upstream bandwidth in advance of any specific request for said upstream bandwidth; and 2) scheduling the upstream bandwidth in accordance with such need.05-27-2010
20080291940Switchboard For Dual-Rate Single-Band Communication System - A switchboard device and methods of operation of same are disclosed. Embodiments of the invention may provide a flexible means of interconnecting wideband and narrowband communications interfaces, where wideband communications interfaces may transfer wideband data sampled at a higher sampling rate, and narrowband communication interfaces may transfer narrowband data sampled at a lower sampling rate. Data streams sampled at different sampling rates can be combined and the sampling rate of the result adjusted as needed by the destination interface. Methods of operating embodiments of the present invention are included. An additional aspect of the present invention may include machine-readable storage having stored thereon a computer program having a plurality of code sections executable by a machine for causing the machine to perform the foregoing.11-27-2008
20080247418Method and Device for Controlling Access to a Communications Network - According to the invention, in order to control the access of traffic streams (VS) to the communications network (KN), an available capacity (VK), placed at the disposal of an access node (ZK) for transferring traffic streams (VS) to said communications network (KN), is determined from an access node (ZK) of the communications network (KN), taking into account the total transfer capacity (G) of the communications network (KN). The available capacity (VS) is notably redetermined whenever the routing information (RI) of the access node (ZK) is modified. An access control of this type guarantees the quality of service required in a connectionless communications network.10-09-2008
20080247419Method and Apparatus for Adaptive Bandwidth Control With User Settings - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code to receive a user input defining settings at an application layer to form a set of received settings. An adaptive bandwidth control process is executed using the received settings to identify a transmission rate for transmitting data packets across a network. The data packets are transmitted across the network using the identified transmission rate.10-09-2008
20080205442METHOD OF ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES FOR TRANSMISSION OF A DATA CONTENT, CORRESPONDING COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT, STORAGE MEANS AND DEVICE - A method for the allocation of resources for the transmission, in a communications network, of a data stream from an intermediate device to a sink device, said data stream comprising a plurality of data applications packets and being transmitted from a source device to the intermediate device in the form of data transport packets according to a communications protocol.08-28-2008
20090232160Bandwidth Requests of Scheduling Services - Methods and apparatus for providing bandwidth requests of scheduling services, such as, for example, best effort services, in a telecommunication network are disclosed. An example method includes receiving a plurality of bandwidth requests from different scheduling connections. The example method further includes combining the plurality of bandwidth requests in a common bandwidth request.09-17-2009
20100118888Message Synchronization Over A Stochastic Network - Methods and apparatus to communicate between a local component and a remote component, where the local component is connected to the remote component using a non-deterministic communication link. A local clock is synchronized with a remote clock to within a maximum offset. A rate message from the remote component is received at the local component, where the rate message includes a first time stamp. A data rate is adjusted using the rate message when the time of the local clock substantially matches a time determined using the first time stamp. A data message is sent to the remote component using the adjusted data rate, where the data message includes a second time stamp for use in processing data in the data message. In some implementations, the time determined using the first time stamp is also determined using information about a communication link delay and/or a clock offset.05-13-2010
20100080244METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR NETWORK BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION - A method and system of an embodiment may include a method, comprising receiving, at a computing device, network bandwidth information for a network, receiving, at a computing device, a request for network bandwidth, identifying, at a computing device, one or more portions of network bandwidth to fulfill the request. The method may include provisioning the one or more identified portions of unallocated network bandwidth for the request. The identification may comprise utilizing the network bandwidth information to identify one or more portions of unallocated network bandwidth with sufficient capacity for the request, and determining which of the one or more portions of unallocated network bandwidth will result in less fragmentation of remaining unallocated network bandwidth.04-01-2010
20090046740SYSTEMS, METHODS AND COMPUTER PRODUCTS FOR POOLING OF WIRELESS COLLECTION BANDWIDTH - Systems, methods and computer products for pooling of wireless collection bandwidth. Exemplary embodiments include a bandwidth management method, in a wireless device, the method, including querying for additional wireless devices within a communication range of the wireless device, the wireless device and additional wireless devices being in communication with a network having downloadable content, initiating communication between the wireless device and the additional wireless devices, establishing an ad-hoc network among the combination of the wireless device and the additional devices, establishing communication between the combined wireless device and additional devices as the ad-hoc network, and the network having the downloadable content and requesting the downloadable content from the network to the wireless device, wherein the downloadable content is transferred over a bandwidth collectively pooled among individual bandwidths of the wireless device and the additional wireless devices.02-19-2009
20120106573Flexible Upstream PHY Burst Profile Parameters to Improve Performance of Short Bursts in Impulse Noise - A single carrier cable modem can be initialized on multiple channels. By initializing a cable modern on more than one channel, the error rate performance of short data packets in cable modems in an impulsive noise environment is improved. The advantage of low symbol rate transmission for short packets in an impulse noise environment is achieved without sacrificing burst capacity at a cable modem and without the complexity of transmitting multiple symbol waveforms simultaneously at a cable modem.05-03-2012
20090103562Signaling limitation of multiple payload sizes for resource assignments - Introducing a set of limitations on where different payload sizes are allowed in a control channel element aggregation ‘tree’ is shown. Following these limitations, the network element (e.g. Node B) will have a large flexibility for scheduling users, while the terminal (e.g. User Equipment) will have an option for still keeping the number of blind decoding attempts at a quite low number.04-23-2009
20090103561Cyclic bandwidth allocation method with HARQ enabled - A method is described which includes allocating transmission resources for transmitting data packets. The allocation of transmission resources includes a periodic allocation of the transmission resources that is applicable to a plurality of frames. The allocation of transmission resources includes an allocation of transmission resources for a first transmission of each HARQ process during the plurality of frames. The method includes receiving an indication of an allocation of transmission resources for data packets in a plurality of frames. Receiving and/or transmitting packets during the plurality of frames using the allocation of transmission resources is also included in the method. The frames in the plurality of frames may include a compressed MAC header. Apparatus and computer programs are also described.04-23-2009
20090041053TIME-OFFSET REGULATED METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SYNCHRONIZATION AND RATE CONTROL OF MEDIA DATA - A method and a device for performing the method, are presented. According to the method at a step a reference time is received. At a further step an offset time using the reference time and a local time is computed. At another step a media data is received. At a yet another step the offset time on the media data is stamped and at still another step the media data is received into a first buffer and made available for processing substantially immediately. At a subsequent step the media data may be supplied to a sink unit according to the stamped offset time, the local time and an associated time.02-12-2009
20100103949METHOD OF ALLOCATING REFERENCE SIGNALS IN MIMO SYSTEM - There is provided a method of allocating reference signals in a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) system. The method includes allocating a first reference signal, a second reference signal and a third reference signal in a first OFDM symbol so that the first reference signal, the second reference signal and the third reference signal do not overlap with each other and allocating the first reference signal, the second reference signal and a fourth reference signal in a second OFDM symbol so that the first reference signal, the second reference signal and the fourth reference signal do not overlap with each other. The first reference signal and the second signal are allocated in a regular intervals in a single OFDM symbol.04-29-2010
20100061401Dynamic bandwidth allocating method and device with hardware reduced and bandwidth usability improved - In subscriber units 03-11-2010
20090168802METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ADAPTIVELY OBTAINING BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION REQUESTS - A method and apparatus for adaptively obtaining bandwidth requests in a broadband wireless communication system. The method and apparatus includes dynamically varying technique combinations enabling a plurality of users to efficiently request bandwidth from a shared base station. A user may “piggyback” a new bandwidth request upon, or set a “poll-me bit” within, presently allocated bandwidth. A base station may poll users, individually or in groups, by allocating unrequested bandwidth for new requests. Polling may respond to a “poll-me bit,” and/or it may be adaptively periodic at a rate based on communication status parameters, such as recent communication activity and connection QoS levels. Group polling permits a possibility of collisions. Polling policies may be established for dynamically varying user groups, or may be determined for each user. Dynamic selection of appropriate polling techniques makes use of efficiency benefits associated with each technique.07-02-2009
20080273552METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR MULTIMODE BLUETOOTH AND WLAN OPERATION CONCURRENTLY - A wideband telecommunications device with narrow band support. The device may be a receiver having a wireless interface configured to receive combined first and second signals, the first signal having data in a first frequency band and the second signal having data in a second frequency band wider than the first frequency band, wherein the first frequency band is within the second frequency band. The receiver may also be a processing system configured to recover the data in the first signal from the combined first and second signals. The device may be a transmitter having a first signal source configured to provide a first signal having data in a first frequency band; a second signal source having a second frequency band, the first frequency band being within a sub-band of the second frequency band, wherein the second signal source is configured to provide a second signal having data in the second frequency band with no data in the sub-band of the second frequency band, a processing system configured to combine the first and second signals, and a wireless interface configured to transmit the combined first and second signal.11-06-2008
20080279217Managing Bandwidth Allocation to a Plurality of Subscribers Utilizing Opportunistic Bandwidth - In a resource manager, a method for managing bandwidth allocation to a plurality of subscribers utilizing opportunistic bandwidth including tracking a bandwidth utilization on multiple links, receiving a request for services along one of the links, and selecting a video data rate on the one of the links that meets available bandwidth.11-13-2008
20080304516Distributed Joint Admission Control And Dynamic Resource Allocation In Stream Processing Networks - Methods and apparatus operating in a stream processing network perform load shedding and dynamic resource allocation so as to meet a pre-determined utility criterion. Load shedding is envisioned as an admission control problem encompassing source nodes admitting workflows into the stream processing network. A primal-dual approach is used to decompose the admission control and resource allocation problems. The admission control operates as a push-and-pull process with sources pushing workflows into the stream processing network and sinks pulling processed workflows from the network. A virtual queue is maintained at each node to account for both queue backlogs and credits from sinks. Nodes of the stream processing network maintain shadow prices for each of the workflows and share congestion information with neighbor nodes. At each node, resources are devoted to the workflow with the maximum product of downstream pressure and processing rate, where the downstream pressure is defined as the backlog difference between neighbor nodes. The primal-dual controller iteratively adjusts the admission rates and resource allocation using local congestion feedback. The iterative controlling procedure further uses an interior-point method to improve the speed of convergence towards optimal admission and allocation decisions.12-11-2008
20080310446Provisioning Bandwidth For A Digital Media Stream - Provisioning bandwidth for a digital media stream, the digital media stream characterized by a bandwidth, including monitoring, by a media display device, a user's viewing behavior to create a user profile; transmitting, to a media server, the user profile; and responsive to receiving, by the media server, a user selection of a first channel: selecting, for transmission to the media display device, in dependence upon the user profile, at least one second channel; adapting a first portion of the bandwidth for transmission of the content of the first channel and a second, smaller portion of the bandwidth for transmission of the content of the second channel; and transmitting, multiplexed together in the digital media stream, the content of the first channel and the content of the second channel, the content of the second channel transmitted with a lower quality than the content of the first channel.12-18-2008
20080310445Provisioning Bandwidth For A Digital Media Stream - Provisioning bandwidth for a digital media stream, the digital media stream characterized by a bandwidth, including adapting by a media server a first portion of the bandwidth for transmission of the content of a first channel and at least one second, smaller portion of the bandwidth for transmission of the content of at least one second channel; and transmitting, multiplexed together in the digital media stream, by the media server to a media display device, the content of the first channel and the content of the second channel, the content of the second channel transmitted with a lower quality than the content of the first channel.12-18-2008
20090022177FRAME STRUCTURE, METHOD FOR ORGANIZING DATA AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA - A frame structure for transmitting data over a digital interface has a plurality of data frames. In this plurality of data frames a first sampling data frame is based on at least one sampling word and dedicated to a first logical channel. A set of data frames follows the first sampling data frame and carries in a compressed format a plurality of predefined status data words dedicated at least to the first logical channel. A first further sampling data frame follows the set of data frames. It is based on at least one further sampling word and dedicated to the first logical channel.01-22-2009
20110007752DESTINATION BASED METHODOLOGY FOR MANAGING NETWORK RESOURCES - A replicator is configured to be coupled to a first packet-based network, and a packet analysis module and a router are coupled to the replicator. The router is configured to be coupled to a second packet-based network. The replicator receives packets from the first packet-based network, passes the packets to the router, and passes a copy of the packets to the packet analysis module. The packet analysis module identifies, in a set of customers of the second packet-based network, a top usage subset. The top usage subset includes those of the customers who are using more bandwidth of the second packet-based network than other ones of the customers. The top usage subset includes at least two of the customers. The packet analysis module identifies, at an entry point of the second packet-based network, routes of packets destined for the top usage subset. The router discards a predetermined percentage of the packets destined for the top usage subset. The predetermined percentage is determined in order to reduce bandwidth utilization of the second packet-based network by a desired amount. The predetermined percentage is identical for all of the customers in the top usage subset.01-13-2011
20080205443BANDWIDTH-ALLOCATING DEVICE AND METHOD - In the bandwidth-allocating method of the present invention for PON (: Passive Optical Network), a bandwidth is allocated from an optical line terminal to each optical network unit. The optical line terminal stores a bandwidth contract table for indicating a correspondence relationship between communication flow IDs and service quality parameters, each communication flow ID identifying each communication flow between the optical line terminal and each optical network unit. The bandwidth-allocating method includes a step of transmitting a service-quality request message including the communication flow IDs and the service quality parameters from each optical network unit to the optical line terminal, and a step of the optical line terminal's updating the bandwidth contract table based on the service quality parameters, and performing the bandwidth allocation to a communication flow specified by the corresponding communication flow ID based on the bandwidth contract table.08-28-2008
20090190611FLOW CONTROL IN A NETWORK DEVICE - A network device includes output rate control logic having variable bandwidth and a response time constant that increases according to an amount of time that an input rate of data to the network device is evaluated by the control logic.07-30-2009
20090154494Method and system for service application and service application control agent - A service application method and system, and a service application control agent (SACA) for reducing the delay of service application are provided. The method includes the following steps. An SACA receives service application information sent from a customer premises equipment (CPE). The SACA queries for Quality of Service (QoS) parameters corresponding to the service according to the service application information. Resource authorization and reservation request information containing the QoS parameters is sent to a resource and admission control unit. The resource and admission control unit verifies the request information to be authorized and admitted, and delivers a control strategy to a transport unit after the verification is passed. A service application system and an SACA are also provided correspondingly.06-18-2009
20090161693METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROGRAMMABLE BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION - The disclosed systems and methods relate to allocating bandwidth to a plurality of ports that access a shared resource. An exemplary system may comprise a multiplexer, a table, and a scheduling circuit. The table may define when a port has access to the shared resource. The table entries may be based on the number of ports with access to the shared resource and the required bandwidth in each of the ports. The scheduling circuit controls the multiplexer according to the table, and the ports may gain access to the shared resource one port at a time.06-25-2009
20090129404DIFFERENTIATION FOR BANDWIDTH REQUEST CONTENTION - The present disclosure relates to a method and an apparatus for bandwidth contention differentiation comprising: determining a service type of a bandwidth request, setting a priority of the bandwidth request based on the determined service type, and providing contention differentiation based on the set priority.05-21-2009
20090129405Network Communication Bandwidth Management - A Unified Bandwidth Manager that functions as a high-level bandwidth manager to interface with and hierarchically manage a plurality of service-specific bandwidth reservation and session management systems is described. The Unified Bandwidth Manager includes at least a control system, and an interface for providing at least one of policy information or goal information to the control system. The control system is provided with a plurality of feedback inputs that are responsive to associated ongoing observation information from each of an associated observation reporting element. The control system uses the plurality of feedback inputs, together with the at least one policy information or goal information, to produce at least one element of outgoing control information.05-21-2009
20090147801Communication control method, communication apparatus, and communication system - Disclosed herein is a communication control method employed by a communication apparatus that includes a primary communication interface and a plurality of relay communication interfaces and has a communication interface coupling function of transferring a transmission/reception frame of the primary communication interface through one of the plurality of relay communication interfaces. The method includes the steps of: acquiring traffic information concerning the primary communication interface; and dynamically varying a transfer allocation ratio between the plurality of relay communication interfaces based on the traffic information.06-11-2009
20090201946DYNAMIC DSL LINE BANDWIDTH MANAGEMENT WITH THE SUBSCRIBER'S CONSENT - A system and method for allocating bandwidth to a plurality of subscriber devices operably connected to a DSL subscription network is described. An embodiment according to the invention comprises a bandwidth management system that operably connects a service network to a plurality of subscriber devices attached to a LAN. After allocating bandwidth to the plurality of subscriber services based on requirements determined from information provided by the service provider and the plurality of subscriber devices, the bandwidth management system can borrow bandwidth from non-critical subscriber services to meet the increased bandwidth requirement of other subscriber services in accordance to the subscriber's instructions. On completion of the subscriber services requiring the increased bandwidth, the bandwidth management system can reallocate bandwidth in accordance with the requirements determined from information provided by the service provider and the plurality of subscriber devices.08-13-2009
20100002723SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING BANDWIDTH BASED ON A TIME OF DAY PROFILE - A method for expanding a data connection. A first user selection of a first profile is received from a plurality of profiles. The first profile selected by the user is implemented. A determination of a current time is made. Bandwidth available to the user is increased through a data connection in response to determining that the first profile allows for the bandwidth increase at the current time. A second user selection of a second profile is selected from the plurality of profiles. The second profile being implemented to adjust the bandwidth available to the user.01-07-2010
20090245279APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COORDINATING BLUETOOTH AND WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK (WLAN) AND WIMAX COMMUNICATIONS - The invention provides a method for operating an apparatus capable of Bluetooth and Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)/WiMAX communications. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a Bluetooth module, and a WLAN/WiMAX unit comprising a packet traffic arbitration (PTA) module, and a WLAN/WiMAX module. The Bluetooth module sends a request for Bluetooth signal transceiving to be performed in a Bluetooth time slot to the WLAN/WiMAX unit, wherein the request comprises a length information about length of a transceiving time period for Bluetooth signal transceiving. The Bluetooth module then performs an Bluetooth signal transceiving during the transceiving time period of the Bluetooth time slot after the WLAN/WiMAX unit grants the request. The WLAN/WiMAX unit then performs an WLAN/WiMAX signal transceiveing during a residual time period of the Bluetooth time slot in response to the length information.10-01-2009
20090257446Admission Control Utilizing Backup Links in an Ethernet-Based Access Network - An admission control process in an Ethernet-based access network having both active links and idle backup links. When a service request is received in an access node, the process searches for a path of links to an access edge node with sufficient bandwidth to serve the service request. Active links are searched first. If a path of active links with sufficient bandwidth cannot be found, and the service is a unicast request, the process searches for a path that utilizes at least one idle backup link and has sufficient bandwidth to serve the service request.10-15-2009
20090245280ENERGY-SAVING INDICATOR IN TRANSMITTED FRAMES - In embodiments, a transmitting device sends a time reference field to a receiving device when indicating that no more frames will be sent to the receiving device. The time reference informs the receiving device of the length of time that the transmitting device has committed not to transmit to the receiving device. When operating in conformance with the ECMA-368 standard, the time reference allows the transmitting device to control the length of the commitment period after the MORE FRAMES bit is set to zero. In this way, the commitment not to transmit may be made for a shorter time than the time until the beginning of the following Distributed Reservation Protocol (DRP) reservation block or the time to the beginning of the following superframe. The time reference may be added in the Medium Access Control header or included in a vendor-specific message, for example.10-01-2009
20090257447BIT RATE CONTROL - Mechanisms are provided to smooth bandwidth usage rates associated with a media stream. A content server analyzes a buffered media stream to determine timing and sequence number information. Packets designated for transmission at a bandwidth usage peak are transmitted earlier in time, with earlier packets shifted even earlier as sequence numbers allow. This evens out bandwidth usage rates and allows improved transmission to devices without requiring modified device operation.10-15-2009
20090257448LAYERED MULTICAST AND FAIR BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION AND PACKET PRIORITIZATION - Embodiments include an overlay multicast network. The overlay multicast network may provide a set of features to ensure reliable and timely arrival of multicast data. The embodiments include a congestion control system that may prioritize designated layers of data within a data stream over other layers of the same data stream. Each data stream transmitted over the network may be given an equal share of the bandwidth. Addressing in routing tables maintained by routers in the may utilize summarized addressing based on the difference in location of the router and destination address. Summarization levels may be adjusted to minimize travel distances for packets in the network. Data from high priority data stream layers may also be retransmitted upon request from a destination machine to ensure reliable delivery of data.10-15-2009
20120195326USING DYNAMIC BURST SIZE METRIC TO MARK DATA - A device may receive first data at a channel over a network, the device having an interface for the channel and other channels. In addition, the device may measure over a particular time interval, a burst size and an information arrival rate at the channel based on received data. The device may also determine whether the burst size is greater than a first burst size metric, the first burst size metric initialized to a committed burst size of the channel. When the burst size is determined to be greater than the first burst size metric, the device may set a second burst size metric to a sum of the first burst size metric and an increment value. Furthermore, the device may determine whether the burst size is greater than the second burst size metric after the second burst size metric is set to the sum of the first burst size metric and the increment value. The device may also increase a first amount, of a resource allocated to the channel of the network device, by an increment corresponding to the second burst size metric after determining that the burst size is not greater than the second burst size metric. The device may decrease a second amount, of the resource allocated to the other channels, by the increment, when the first amount of the resource is increased by the increment.08-02-2012
20080310447Methods and Apparatus for Testing Adaptive Timing Characteristics of Packet-based Timing Protocol - Methods and apparatus for testing adaptive timing characteristics of a packet-based timing protocol are provided. A packet delay variation test sequence is applied to packet-based traffic as the packet-based traffic passes through a packet delay variation generator during transmission between nodes. Adaptive timing characteristics at a node that receives the packet-based traffic are evaluated in accordance with the packet delay variation test sequence.12-18-2008
20110228797SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING RESOURCES IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - In a method for using resources in a communication system, a communication region is divided into inter-sector boundary regions, sector central regions, and a sector common region, and predetermined resources are allocated to the divided regions.09-22-2011
20090279568CLASS-BASED BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION AND ADMISSION CONTROL FOR VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORKS WITH DIFFERENTIATED SERVICE - A method and apparatus for establishing a virtual private network (VPN) session for a priority request. The method and apparatus includes identifying a priority request from a plurality of VPN session request classes. Reserved bandwidth is allocated to the priority request if a nominally allocated bandwidth is insufficient to satisfy the priority request. Once the allocated bandwidth is assigned, admission control is applied to the priority request.11-12-2009
20100183028System And Method For Establishing Sufficient Virtual Channel Performance In A Parallel Computing Network - A method for interconnecting multiple computational devices in a parallel computing network including a plurality of serially associated pairs of nodes, wherein each of the pairs of nodes is interconnected via at least one physical communication channel. A sufficient virtual channel rate required to provide a predetermined amount of Amdahl scaling is first determined. The maximum number of virtual channels, each having a transmission rate at least equal to the sufficient virtual channel rate, that can be implemented over each physical communication channel is then determined. The physical communication channel between each of the nodes is then subdivided into the determined maximum number of virtual channels.07-22-2010
20090316723COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION METHOD USED THEREFOR - In a communication system which communicates between communication apparatuses by using a transmission path in which a bandwidth varies, a plurality of communication lines are grouped into a plurality of multiplex groups based on priorities of data to be transmitted. The communication system includes a detecting section configured to detect a variation of the bandwidth of said transmission path; and a closing section configured to close or release said communication lines of each of said plurality of multiplex groups based on the detected variation.12-24-2009
20100183026SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING BANDWIDTH ON DEMAND - An improved system and method of providing bandwidth on demand for an end user and/or enterprise is disclosed. In one example, the method includes receiving, by a controller positioned in a network, a request for a high quality of service connection supporting any one of a plurality of one-way and two-way traffic types between an originating end-point and a terminating end-point. The controller determines whether the originating end-point is authorized to use the requested amount of bandwidth or the codec and whether the terminating end-point can be reached by the controller. The controller directs a portal that is positioned in the network and physically separate from the controller to allocate local port resources and negotiates to reserve far-end resources for the terminating end-point. The controller also provides routing instructions to the portal.07-22-2010
20090316722Multi-Mode Ethernet Transceiver - According to one embodiment, an Ethernet communication device is configured to be connected to one or more twisted-pair links, each twisted-pair link having a particular capacity. The Ethernet communication device includes a physical interface transceiver. The physical interface transceiver sets a data transmission rate of the Ethernet communication device based on a total capacity of the twisted-pair links connected to the Ethernet communication device. The physical interface transceiver transmits data over the twisted-pair links connected to the Ethernet communication device at the data transmission rate.12-24-2009
20100183027METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BLOCK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A method includes receiving a request for bandwidth from a first network node of a coordinated network and broadcasting a first transmission schedule to a plurality of network nodes including the first network node. The first transmission schedule allocates bandwidth for the first network node to transmit data to a second network node. An acknowledgement (ACK) message is received from the second network node identifying that the second network node successfully received the data from the first network node.07-22-2010
20100215054MAINTAINING A CONSTANT DELAY IN POINT-TO-POINT TRANSMISSION - A system configured to transmit data at a variable transmission rate over a point-to-point link, while maintaining a substantially constant transmission delay over the point-to-point link, including a transmitter configured to add an indication of a transmission rate to the data being transmitted and to transmit the indication of the transmission rate along with the data, and a receiver configured to receive an indication of a transmission rate along with data and to read the indication of the transmission rate and including a delay compensation buffer. Related apparatus and methods are also described.08-26-2010
20100238952BROADBAND NETWORK TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY ALLOCATING NETWORK ACCESS RESOURCES - A broadband network terminal receives user connection requests, and calculates an average value of network access resources according to original users and at least one newly-added user. The broadband network terminal determines whether the network access resources utilized by each original user exceed the average value, determines whether the network access resources are unavailable when the network access resources utilized by at least one original user exceed the average value, and releases network access resources utilized by the at least one original user that exceed the average value when the network access resources are unavailable. The broadband network terminal then allocates average network access resources to the newly-added user.09-23-2010
20100226390DYNAMICALLY AND FAIRLY ALLOCATING RF CHANNEL BANDWIDTH IN A WIDEBAND CABLE SYSTEM - In one example, a Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) determines target Radio Frequency (RF) bandwidth amounts for Data Over Cable System Interface Specification (DOCSIS) bonding groups according to the DOCSIS priority of active flows within the bonding groups. The CMTS then tunes bandwidth allocation amongst the DOCSIS bonding groups according to the target bandwidth amounts. The target bandwidth amounts can be recalculated at intervals, and the bandwidth allocation re-tuned at the intervals, to account for changes in flow activity or DOCSIS priority assignment.09-09-2010
20100238953Allocation of Overhead Bandwidth to Set-Top Box - A method includes receiving a channel change request from a set-top box (STB) coupled to a packet-based network, where the STB is located at a subscriber premises. The channel change request includes a value identifying one or more of a number of STBs and a number of display devices that are located at the subscriber premises. The method also includes allocating an overhead bandwidth to the STB based on the value.09-23-2010
20100220745Aggregated Network Communication Bandwidth Management Information Display System - An aggregated network communication bandwidth management information display system that functions as a high-level information display system interfacing with a plurality of service-specific bandwidth reservation and session management systems so as to provide an integrated “view” of the enterprise network's operation is described. The system includes at least a display a user interface, and interfaces to a plurality of service-specific bandwidth managers. The system can include traffic modeling elements and be used as a component of a Unified Bandwidth Manager.09-02-2010
20100226391POWER LINE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND DATA RELAY METHOD09-09-2010
20100150172DYNAMIC POWER LINE BANDWIDTH LIMIT - A method of dynamically controlling a maximal bandwidth limit of one or more clients in a network connecting the clients to a remote point through a plurality of nodes. The method includes monitoring one or more parameters of the traffic through a first node of the network, determining whether the value of the one or more monitored parameters fulfills a predetermined condition, changing the maximal bandwidth limit of one or more clients of the network, responsive to a determination that the value of the one or more parameters fulfills the condition and imposing the maximal bandwidth on the one or more clients by a second node of the network different from the first node.06-17-2010
20100208747OUTPUT DEMULTIPLEXING FOR DYNAMIC BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION IN PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORKS - Systems and methods according to these exemplary embodiments provide for mechanisms and methods that allow for improving the efficiency of a passive optical network (PON). Upstream data transmission can occur by allowing an optical network unit (ONU) cycle to overlap more than one GPON transmission convergence (GTC) frame. Additionally, or alternatively, multiple different bandwidth maps can be transmitted per dynamic bandwidth allocation (DBA) cycle to inform ONUs of their respective, upstream bandwidth allocations.08-19-2010
20100020823Communication System and Techniques for Transmission From Source to Destination - A system and method for transmitting and presenting streaming digital information signals that optimizes performance in the context of goodput, throughput, delay, receiver buffer requirements and tolerance to loss and jitter. The method provides ordering packets of information based on a priority associated with each of the packets; managing the flow of the packets into and out of a buffer; adjusting the rate at which the packets are provided to a communication medium; and transmitting and retransmitting the packets as needed.01-28-2010
20090225776METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A SELF-CORRECTING BANDWIDTH REQUEST/GRANT PROTOCOL IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A self-correcting bandwidth request/grant protocol in a broadband wireless communication system. The protocol uses a combination of incremental and aggregate bandwidth requests. stations primarily transmit incremental bandwidth requests to their associated base stations, followed by periodic transmissions of aggregate bandwidth requests. Risks are reduced that a base station erroneously issues duplicate bandwidth allocations to the same station for the same connection are re. Race conditions that may have occurred using only aggregate bandwidth requests are eliminated. Use of periodic aggregate bandwidth requests that express the current state of respective connection queues provides a “self-correcting.” property.09-10-2009
20090074007MANAGING COMMUNICATIONS OVER A SHARED MEDIUM - Systems and methods for allocating network bandwidth between a plurality of networks. Requests for bandwidth allocation from other networks can be received. A coexistence frame requesting an allocation of bandwidth for a local network can be generated based upon the bandwidth allocation requests received from other networks. The coexistence frame can be transmitted, and utilization of the requested allocation can be delayed by a reservation period.03-19-2009
20090323720CHANNEL MANAGEMENT VIA LINK PARAMETER ADJUSTMENT - A system for allocating communication resources in an apparatus. For example, an apparatus that is enabled to support a plurality of wireless transports may identify a resource-intensive task to be executed using a wireless transport. Prior to the execution of the resource-intensive task, the apparatus may determine if any wireless links already exist, and whether to alter operational parameters for one or more of the existing wireless links in order to make resources available for expediting completion of the resource-intensive task.12-31-2009
20090141739METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING BANDWIDTH-ALLOCATION INFORMATION IN CABLE MODEM WITH MULTIPLE TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING CHANNELS - A method and apparatus for processing bandwidth-allocation information in a cable modem (CM) with multiple transmitting and receiving channels is provided. A method of processing bandwidth-allocation information in a CM with multiple transmitting and receiving channels, the method including: receiving, by a Mini-slot Allocation Packet (MAP) pre-processor, MAP data from a Media Access Control (MAC) Management Message (MMM) processor, reconstructing the MAP data into an Information Element (IE), and sorting bandwidth-allocation IEs between channels according to a time sequence; reporting, to an upstream scheduler, whether upstream data is generated, and returning, by the upstream scheduler, the bandwidth-allocation information for upstream data transmission of the IE sorted by the MAP pre-processor; and performing, by a back-off controller, a back-off function and returning contention-based resource-request opportunity information when the back-off controller receives a back-off driving signal from the upstream scheduler.06-04-2009
20090316721METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING APPLICATION-ORIENTED QUALITY OF SERVICE IN A FIBRE CHANNEL NETWORK - One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates quality of service (QoS) in a Fibre Channel (FC) network. During operation, a host bus adaptor (HBA) allocates the bandwidth on an FC link between the HBA and an FC switch into a plurality of logical channels, wherein a respective logical channel can transport data frames of variable length. Furthermore, a respective logical channel is associated with a dedicated buffer on the HBA. The HBA associates data frames from a logical entity associated with the HBA with a logical channel, and transmits data frames from the logical entity to the FC switch on the corresponding logical channel within the link from the HBA to the FC switch.12-24-2009
20090110000Apparatus and a method for distributing bandwidth - A method and an apparatus for distributing bandwidth, on one or more first ports having a maximum bandwidth, the bandwidth usage being monitored and compared to a percentage of the maximum bandwidth. If the bandwidth usage at the first port(s) exceeds the percentage, a bandwidth of data received on the first port(s) and forwarded to a local user on one or more second port(s) being reduced so as to reduce the bandwidth of the data at the first port(s).04-30-2009
20100296521EFFICIENT BANDWIDTH UTILIZATION WHEN STREAMING DATA OVER MULTIPLE NETWORK INTERFACES - Adjusting utilization of network bandwidth by a non-time critical data stream being sent from a sending endpoint to a receiving endpoint, wherein both of the sending endpoint and the receiving endpoint each have multiple physical interfaces connecting the sending endpoint and the receiving endpoint to multiple networks. The non-time critical data stream is split and sent over multiple physical interfaces. A determination is made as to whether at least one of the multiple physical interfaces of the sending endpoint is sending or receiving a time critical or a near-time critical data stream, and a notification is received by the sending endpoint in a case that at least one of the multiple physical interfaces of the receiving endpoint is sending or receiving a time critical or a near-time critical data stream. The network bandwidth utilization of at least one of the multiple physical interfaces of the sending endpoint is then adjusted in accordance with the determination and/or the notification.11-25-2010
20100278193Isochronous Device Communication Management - Various embodiments of the invention relate to apportioning a total memory bandwidth available for a time period amongst a plurality of bandwidth requests according to a power managed profile. In addition, isochronous data transmission may be appended together and transmitted according to a data transmission policy, wherein the policy may include transmitting the appended isochronous data during an opportunistic data transmission, or during a time identified for transmitting a combined isochronous data transmission, but prior to a time delay compliance limit for isochronous requirements.11-04-2010
20130136143COMMUNICATION APPARATUS CAPABLE OF SELECTING USE BANDWIDTH, METHOD OF CONTROLLING COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A communication apparatus which is capable of easily selecting a use bandwidth desired by a user when the user transmits data using via a network in which the use charge is different depending on the use bandwidth. A CPU acquires charge information indicative of a use charge in each of use bandwidths of the network. Further, the CPU determines a use bandwidth to be used for transmitting the data, according to the size of the data and the acquired charge information.05-30-2013
20110019691EXCHANGE MECHANISMS FOR DIGITAL INFORMATION PACKAGES WITH BANDWIDTH SECURITIZATION, MULTICHANNEL DIGITAL WATERMARKS, AND KEY MANAGEMENT - Responsibility can be established for specific copies or instances of copies of digitized multimedia content using digital watermarks. Management and distribution of digital watermark keys (e.g., private, semiprivate and public) and the extension of information associated with such keys is implemented to create a mechanism for the securitization of multimedia titles to which the keys apply. Bandwidth rights can be created to provide for a distributed model for digital distribution of content which combines the security of a digital watermark with efficient barter mechanisms for handling the actual delivery of digital goods. Distributed keys better define rights that are traded between transacting parties in exchanging information or content. More than one party can cooperate in adding distinguished watermarks at various stages of distribution without destroying watermarks previously placed in the content. Additionally, the amount of information which any one party must divulge to another party can be minimized, and “downstream” parties can be prevented from compromising or otherwise gaining control of watermarks embedded by “upstream” parties.01-27-2011
20110019692RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN PEER-TO-PEER STREAMING - A system for resource allocation in peer to peer streaming includes steps of: inferring global properties of a neighborhood made up of peer nodes, wherein the global properties are inferred from a summarization of information obtained locally at each peer node; allocating resources for each peer node to its neighbor nodes in accordance with propagated dependency information; and periodically updating the target rates as peer nodes join and leave the neighborhood.01-27-2011
20090034554Adapted method for spectrum management of digital communication systems - Provided is a method of determining a spectrum management of digital communication systems having a plurality of communication lines by determination of the power levels within each band, for each user, assuming a predetermined maximum interference from other users. The spectral management center has a power allocation determinator for receiving a modelled power level and a noise weight from each user communication line and is able to determine allocated power of its respective communication line based on the optimised determined power needs of the plurality of communication lines of the digital communication systems. In one form the calculations are undertaken in the SMC. In another form the master is undertaken in the SMC while the slave is undertaken at the user's modem and the power level of an individual communication line and its interference by adjacent lines is determined at the user's modem and communicated to the spectral management center.02-05-2009
20090028187Upstream adaptive modulation in a communications system - A system and method for providing upstream adaptive modulation. Burst parameters associated with a range of data interval usage codes (IUCs) are defined. Each of the data IUCs has a different modulation order and forward error correction (FEC). The SNR and codeword error rate for each satellite modem in the network are monitored. The data IUCs are dynamically assigned to different satellite modems within an upstream channel based on SNR and/or codeword error rate to enable each of the satellite modems in the upstream channel to achieve maximum bandwidth efficiency during upstream data transmissions. Bandwidth requests are received from the satellite modems and granted. The grant includes the assigned data IUC. The data bursts received in the upstream channel are each processed using the parameters from the assigned IUC for each of the satellite modems sending data in the upstream channel. When any of the satellite modems' SNR and/or codeword error rate changes, the data IUC for that satellite modem is changed accordingly.01-29-2009
20110243153NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS BANDWIDTH MANAGER CONTROL SYSTEM PROVIDING FOR ASSOCIATED COMMUNICATIONS PROCESSING RESOURCES - Systems and methods for network communications bandwidth management and in particular to unified bandwidth manager that interfaces with and hierarchically manages a plurality of service-specific bandwidth reservation and session management systems. By utilizing a novel bandwidth management system, a better purpose specific bandwidth reservation system may thereby be achieved.10-06-2011
20120243557REDUCING LATENCY OF AT LEAST ONE STREAM THAT IS ASSOCIATED WITH AT LEAST ONE BANDWIDTH RESERVATION - An embodiment may include circuitry to determine, at least in part, whether to delay transmission, at least in part, of at least one frame in favor of transmitting at least one other frame. The at least one other frame may belongs to at least one packet stream that is associated with at least one bandwidth reservation. The transmission of the at least one frame may be timed to occur prior to the transmitting of the at least one other frame. The at least one frame, at the time that it is selected for transmission, may have a relatively higher transmission priority than a relatively lower transmission priority of the at least one other frame. Many modifications, variations, and alternatives are possible without departing from this embodiment.09-27-2012
20100027560SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SERVICE MITIGATION IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system having a controller to monitor in a communication system bandwidth utilization by CPE, detect bandwidth utilization by the CPE that exceeds a bandwidth utilization limit, reconfigure a portion of the communication system to accommodate the increase in bandwidth utilization by the CPE, and generate a mitigation plan directed to a user of the CPE to address the increased bandwidth utilization by the CPE. Other embodiments are disclosed.02-04-2010
20090323721METHOD FOR MANAGING DATA TRANSFER SERVICES ON A NETWORK - The present invention relates to a method for managing traffic transfer services on a network. One of the present methods determines priority reference ensuring to retrieve bandwidth greater than necessary bandwidth, if current available bandwidth is not sufficient for a new connection, and selected selects a combination of in-service connections whose priority is not higher than the determined priority reference such that the selected combination is able to return the necessary bandwidth and the number of connections in the selected combination is smallest as well. The connections pertaining to the selected combination are pre-empted to permit access of the new connection to the network.12-31-2009
20100135320RATE ADAPTATION METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - A rate adaptation method comprises the steps of: updating the probability density function of the SNR of a transmitted signal according to the receiving status of the transmitted signal and the probability density function before update; and updating the transmission rate of the transmitted signal according the updated probability density function.06-03-2010
20090213875 Method for Equitable Bandwidth Allocation for Content Distribution Networks - A method is presented for determining bandwidth allocations in a content distribution network that comprises multiple trees, where the root of each tree has a server that broadcasts multiple programs throughout the tree. Each network link has limited capacity and may be used by one or more of these trees. The allocation problem is formulated as an equitable resource allocation problem with a lexicographic maximin objective function that attempts to provide equitable service performance for all requested programs at the various nodes. The constraints include link capacity constraints and tree-like ordering constraints imposed on each of the programs. The algorithm provides an equitable solution in polynomial time for wide classes of performance functions. At each iteration, the algorithm solves single-link maximin optimization problems while relaxing the ordering constraints, selects a bottleneck link and fixes various variables at their optimal value.08-27-2009
20090213874Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation Based On Partial Cycles - A method for dynamic bandwidth allocation (DBA) in a passive optical network (PON) comprises the steps of: in a configuration stage, dividing a predetermined grant cycle into N parts, dividing by an optical line terminal (OLT) a plurality of optical network units (ONUs) into N ONU groups and in each cycle part, concurrently allocating grants to ONUs of one ONU group while having the ONUs of at least one other ONU group send reports and data to the OLT. In a preferred embodiment, the cycle is divided into two fixed half cycles.08-27-2009
20120201255METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATION SESSION BANDWIDTH CONTROL BASED ON ACTUAL BANDWIDTH USAGE - A method and system for allocating bandwidth among communication sessions are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes performing a first allocation to a first communication session and performing a second allocation to a second communication session. The method includes performing a reallocation of bandwidth from the first communication session to the second communication session based on a predetermined criteria.08-09-2012
20110149996COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Disclosed herein is a communication control method employed by a communication apparatus that includes a primary communication interface and a plurality of relay communication interfaces and has a communication interface coupling function of transferring a transmission/reception frame of the primary communication interface through one of the plurality of relay communication interfaces. The method includes the steps of: acquiring traffic information concerning the primary communication interface; and dynamically varying a transfer allocation ratio between the plurality of relay communication interfaces based on the traffic information.06-23-2011
20100303094SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY DETERMINING MULTIMEDIA TRANSMISSION BASED ON COMMUNICATION BANDWIDTH - A system and method is provided for dynamically adjusting one or more characteristics of a multimedia transmission between a content provider and a content recipient. In one embodiment, the system responds to a change in available bandwidth between the content provider and the content recipient.12-02-2010
20080253394METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ADAPTIVELY OBTAINING BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION REQUESTS - A method and apparatus for adaptively obtaining bandwidth requests in a broadband wireless communication system. The method and apparatus includes dynamically varying technique combinations enabling a plurality of users to efficiently request bandwidth from a shared base station. A user may “piggyback” a new bandwidth request upon, or set a “poll-me bit” within, presently allocated bandwidth. A base station may poll users, individually or in groups, by allocating unrequested bandwidth for new requests. Polling may respond to a “poll-me bit,” and/or it may be adaptively periodic at a rate based on communication status parameters, such as recent communication activity and connection QoS levels Group polling permits a possibility of collisions. Polling policies may be established for dynamically varying user groups, or may be determined for each user. Dynamic selection of appropriate polling techniques makes use of efficiency benefits associated with each technique.10-16-2008
20100296520DYNAMIC QUALITY OF SERVICE ADJUSTMENT ACROSS A SWITCHING FABRIC - In a shared I/O environment, a method for dynamic memory bandwidth adjustment adjusts memory bandwidth between a host server and an I/O function by increasing memory bandwidth to higher priority functions while decreasing memory bandwidth to lower priority functions without bringing down the link between the host and I/O devices.11-25-2010
20100278194RESOURCE RESERVATION METHOD AND NODE APPARATUS - A resource reservation method, a message sending method, a message receiving method, and a node apparatus in the field of network communication technology are provided. The resource reservation method includes the following steps. A resource reservation request message is received. A resource reservation value and additional accuracy information of the resource reservation value are recorded in the message. Bandwidth resources are reserved for a source node according to the additional accuracy information and the resource reservation value. Thus, resources can be reserved accurately and traffic loss caused by accuracy loss of reservation resources in the case of high traffic is avoided.11-04-2010
20100002724METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ADJUSTING BANDWIDTH USING MULTIPLE TIMERS - An approach is provided for auto-bandwidth adjusting bandwidth allocations for traffic-engineered tunnels used to carry traffic along a network. Traffic over the tunnel is sampled at a first interval period and at a second interval period, where the second interval period is shorter than the first interval period. A determination is made as to whether the sampled traffic taken using the second interval period is greater than the bandwidth allocation, and the bandwidth allocation is adjusted upward based upon a determination that the sampled traffic taken using the second interval period is greater than the bandwidth allocation. Also, a determination can be made as to whether the sampled traffic taken using the first interval period is less than the bandwidth allocation, and the bandwidth allocation can be adjusted downward based upon a determination that the sampled traffic taken using the first interval period is less than the bandwidth allocation.01-07-2010
20080298391Slow-Start Adaptive Mechanisms to Improve Efficiency of Bandwidth Allocation - Methods, apparatuses and systems directed to improving the efficiency of bandwidth allocation schemes by adapting to slow-start mechanisms associated with network communications protocols, such as the TCP/IP protocol suite. In one implementation, the present invention scales down the initial target rate assigned to a data flow to a fraction of an initial estimate of the effective rate capacity of the communications path between two hosts. As packets are received, the target rate is gradually increased, eventually up to the detected rate capacity of the communications path. Implementations of the present invention improve the efficiency of bandwidth allocation by reducing the over-allocation of bandwidth to data flows during the slow-start phase, leaving more bandwidth available to other data flows.12-04-2008
20080273553Method And System For Bandwidth Control, Apparatus For Access Control And Apparatus For User Profile Management - A bandwidth control method includes: determining a service type of a service ordered by a user, allocating maximum usable bandwidth to the service type and setting up a bandwidth control policy for the service type; calculating bandwidth occupied by the service type when the user uses the service; and adjusting, according to the bandwidth control policy, the bandwidth occupied by the service type if the bandwidth occupied by the service type is higher than the maximum usable bandwidth allocated to the service type.11-06-2008
20110261835EXECUTING AND SUPPORTING A MULTIPLE BANDWIDTH RESERVATION REQUEST - In one embodiment, a method includes obtaining a first message that includes at least a first bandwidth request that specifies a first bandwidth and a second bandwidth request that specifies a second bandwidth. The first bandwidth is a preferential bandwidth. The method also includes determining whether the first bandwidth may be allocated, and storing the first bandwidth and the second bandwidth in a stored reservation state if the first bandwidth may be allocated. If the first bandwidth may not be allocated, the method includes determining whether the second bandwidth may be allocated. The second bandwidth in the stored reservation state if it is determined that the second bandwidth may be allocated. In one embodiment, if the second bandwidth may be allocated, the first bandwidth is removed during process prior to sending the message to a subsequent node upstream.10-27-2011
20100150171Controlling packet transmission - The invention provides a method of controlling transmission of packets from a transmitter to a receiver via a channel, and a corresponding transmitter and receiver. The method comprises: transmitting packets from a queue, each packet having a packet size based on data in the packet; determining a transmission time for each packet, based on a transmission clock; determining a reception time of each packet, based on a reception clock; supplying to an estimation function successive sets of observations including in each set transmission time, reception time and packet size, the estimate function being arranged to provide an estimate of bandwidth for the channel using the relationship between the bandwidth, the amount of data in the queue, packet size and the delay between transmitting successive packets from the queue; and using the estimated bandwidth to control transmission of packets.06-17-2010
20100027561DYNAMIC BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION IN A PASSIVE OPTICAL ACCESS NETWORK - A method of allocating upstream bandwidth to at least a first upstream traffic flow and a second upstream traffic flow in a passive optical access network includes: a) associating a first timer to the first upstream traffic flow; and b) associating a second timer to the second upstream traffic flow. The method includes, during a given frame period: if the first timer is at its expiration value and the second timer is not at its expiration value; c) allocating a first portion of the upstream bandwidth to the first upstream traffic flow, d) verifying if a second portion of the upstream bandwidth is left after performing step c); and e) in the affirmative, allocating at least part of the second portion of the upstream bandwidth to the second upstream traffic flow before the second timer is at its expiration value, if the first timer and the second timer are not at their expiration value, f) allocating at least part of the upstream bandwidth to at least one of the first and second upstream traffic flows before respective timers are at their expiration values.02-04-2010
20100166012Method and Apparatus for Assigning And Allocating Network Resources to Layer 1 Virtual Private Networks - Network resources are assigned as dedicated, shared, or public network resources. The resources are then allocated to L1-VPN subscribers on demand. Splitting assignment of the resources from allocation of the resources enables resources to be assigned to more than one subscriber on the network. Temporary physical dedication of the resources to one of the subscribers may be accomplished by allocating the assigned resources on demand, so that particular subscribers are provided with dedicated resources on an as-needed basis. Dedication of the network resources allows the network resources to be configured, managed, and controlled by the customers. The network resources may be optical resources and the links may be time slots on particular fibers. Optionally, by enabling prioritization to cause displacement of link allocations, additional flexibility may be obtained in allocating links to L1-VPNs such as by allowing the use of private and shared resources by other subscribers.07-01-2010
20100166011Method, apparatus and system for realizing dynamic correlation of control plane traffic rate - The present disclosure relates to the field of communications, and more particularly to a method, an apparatus and a system for realizing dynamic correlation of control plane traffic rate. The method includes: receiving a punted-to-control-plane bandwidth rate value currently required by at least one protocol, the control plane traffic bandwidth rate value currently required by the at least one protocol being obtained from current status information of the at least one protocol; and assigning a bandwidth for the at least one protocol in accordance with the punted-to-control-plane bandwidth rate value currently required by the at least one protocol. The method ensures that the bandwidth assigned by the forwarding engine module for each protocol conforms to the practical circumstance of the protocol, and makes it possible that normal operation of the protocol is not only satisfied, but the bandwidth of the CPU channel is also not wasted due to excessive assignment.07-01-2010
20100303093REPORTING MECHANISM FOR EFFICIENT UPSTREAM BANDWIDTH UTILIZATION IN A 10G EPON - Methods for increasing upstream bandwidth utilization in an Ethernet passive optical network (EPON) use in some instances round-down instead of round-up occupancy values reported to an optical line terminal. An optical network unit determines whether the occupancy needs to be round-up or round-down and reports the occupancy in either round-up or round-down report units to the optical network terminal.12-02-2010
20100103950WAY OF BANDWIDTH EFFICIENT DISTRIBUTION OF MULTIPLE TRANSPORT STREAMS WITH PARTIALLY SAME CONTENT - A method of bandwidth efficient distribution of multiple transport streams with partially the same content solves the centralized way of distribution of multiple transport streams with partially the same set of TV, radio programs, with the distribution network having significant bandwidth reduction, presenting network adapter to other layers.04-29-2010
20090110001Method, Network Agent and Bandwidth Broker for Managing the Available Bandwidth for Connections Between Terminals of a Packet-Oriented Communication Network - A respective number of terminals are managed by network agents. When initializing a connection between two terminals, the network agent initializes the connection if the relevant terminals are arranged in the same bandwidth-uncritical area. If one of the terminals is arranged in a bandwidth-critical area, the network agent ascertains the requested bandwidth and sends a resource request to an associated bandwidth broker, which uses a topology function and knowledge of bandwidth used by existing connections to check the availability of the requested bandwidth in the bandwidth-critical area of the communication network. The use of network agents and the fact that resource requests are no longer required in the communication network dynamically reduces the load on bandwidth brokers and superordinate bandwidth brokers to a significant extent.04-30-2009
20110317718AUTHORIZING QOS PER QCI - The invention is directed to 3GPP-compliant networks wherein a Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) node provides a subscriber's maximum allowed Authorized Quality-of-Service (QoS) per QoS Class Identifier (QCI) to a Policy and Charging Enforcement Function (PCEF) as the authorized QoS per QCI, such that the PCEF node can then allocate resources and bandwidth over one or more Internet Protocol Connectivity Access Network (IP-CAN) bearers with the same QCI.12-29-2011
20120044955DYNAMIC ADJUSTMENT OF BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION FOR AN IN-PROGRESS MEDIA SESSION - A client in a media session periodically transmits a “keepalive” message that indicates that a new amount of bandwidth is requested for the in-progress media session. A bandwidth policy service receives the keepalive message and determines whether the new amount of bandwidth can be allocated to the in-progress media session. If the service determines that the new amount of bandwidth can be allocated to the session, the service transmits a response to the keepalive message that indicates that the new amount of bandwidth has been allocated to the media session. The client receives the response and adjusts the bandwidth utilized by the in-progress session to the new amount of bandwidth.02-23-2012
20100254406QOS MANAGEMENT METHOD FOR AN ETHERNET BASED NGN - Provided is a quality of service (QoS) management method in an Ethernet-based next generation network (NGN) including a plurality of Ethernet virtual connections (EVCs). A bandwidth is allocated to each of a plurality of frames based on classes of service (CoSs), physical ports, service types, and Layer 2 (L2)/Layer 3 (L3) information.10-07-2010
20120008642SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIGITAL DATA TRANSMISSION RATE CONTROL - The present invention provides systems and methods for adaptive digital data transmission rate control. A digital data transmission system for adaptively transferring packets over a transmission link includes a client device having a bandwidth control module and a host device coupled to the client device over the transmission link. The host device includes one or more bandwidth control registers and a packet builder. The bandwidth control module determines a packet speed and/or size for packets transmitted from the host device to the client device over the transmission link. The bandwidth control registers store the requested packet size and/or rate. The packet builder accesses these registers when transmitting packets to determine the requested packet size and/or rate.01-12-2012
20090290597Downscaling system bandwidth - A larger second bandwidth is fitted to a first transmission bandwidth by blanking PRBs at one or both edges of the larger second bandwidth. A first set of control channels is mapped to unblanked PRBs of the second bandwidth using a restricted set of physical cell identities that map only to the unblanked PRBs. A second control channel is punctured so that after it is interleaved and cyclically shifted the punctured CCEs fall on the blanked PRBs, and this second control channel is power compensated for the punctured CCEs. The first set and the second control channels are assigned in view of the puncturing and blanked PRBs, an IFFT for the larger second bandwidth is performed on a signal using zeros at the blanked PRBs, the signal is filtered to the first bandwidth and transmitted over a bandwidth not to exceed the first bandwidth.11-26-2009
20110044354Adaptive Packaging of Network Resources - In one embodiment, a method includes accessing a data store comprising a log of requests transmitted by a plurality of remote hosts, each request corresponding to one or more resources maintained by a web site; analyzing the requests and one or more attributes of the resources corresponding to the respective requests using a cost function relating to network performance, wherein a first component of the cost function is directed to a performance improvement achieved by grouping one or more of the resources for transmission to one or more remote hosts and a second component is directed to a performance inefficiency caused by grouping the one or more resources for transmission to the one or more remote hosts; and identifying one or more groupings of one or more resources that optimize the cost function for network performance.02-24-2011
20090135850METHOD AND APPARATUS OF TRANSMITTING RESOURCE-REQUEST FOR EFFICIENTLY USING SERVICE IDENTIFIER (SID) RESOURCE IN CABLE MODEM SYSTEM SUPPORTING UPSTREAM CHANNEL-BONDING - A method and apparatus of transmitting a resource-request for efficiently using a Service Identifier (SID) resource in a Cable Modem (CM) system supporting upstream channel-bonding relates a method of transmitting an upstream packet in the CM system for performing transmission using a plurality of upstream channels.05-28-2009
20120155491DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM WITH VARIABLE-BANDWIDTH TRAFFIC CHANNELS - Electronic devices and equipment may communicate over a wired communications path. The wired communications path may include one or more wires and may be associated with a headphone cable. Data may be conveyed in the form of a digital data stream containing multiple traffic channels. The digital data stream may include superframes, each of which has multiple frames of data. The frames of data may each contain a number of data slots. Some of the slots in a superframe may be used exclusively by a particular one of the traffic channels. Boundary slots may be shared between traffic channels. Data interface circuitry may implement a data dispersion algorithm that determines the pattern in which data from each traffic channel is distributed within each boundary slot. Transmitting data interface circuitry may merge traffic channels into a single data stream. Receiving data interface circuitry may reconstruct the traffic channels.06-21-2012
20130010807SHARED BANDWIDTH RESERVATION IN PL, ATM, FR AND IP/MPLS NETWORKS - Disclosed example operations involve provisioning a pool of communication capacity in a network link, the pool of communication capacity including spare capacity; allocating from the spare capacity a reserve service communication capacity requested in a connection setup message associated with a first user, the reserve service communication capacity being available to accommodate an increase of communications associated with a first service connection for the first user; and while the reserve service communication capacity is allocated for the first service connection for the first user, provisioning the reserve service communication capacity to be available for restoration capacity associated with a second service connection for at least a second user.01-10-2013
20120314718STREAMING MEDIA FLOWS MANAGAMENT - A method, system and a computer program product. The method may include: receiving a plurality of chunk requests from clients that are hosted on user devices; generating, in response to a first chunk request of the plurality of chunk requests, a first set of chunk requests for receiving different bit rate versions of the first chunk; sending to a media streamer the first set of chunk requests; receiving, from the media streamer, the different bit rate versions of the first chunk; generating a first new chunk, based on bit rate allocated for streaming of a media flow to the first client; wherein the first new chunk comprises a plurality of frames selected from at least two bit rate versions of the first chunk; and assisting in streaming to the first client, the first new chunk.12-13-2012
20100091794SENDING METHOD, RECEIVING AND PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADAPTING PAYLOAD BANDWIDTH FOR DATA TRANSMISSION - A sending method, a receiving and processing method and an apparatus for adapting a payload bandwidth for data transmission are provided. In the method, N coding blocks containing 64B are acquired, in which N is an integer greater than or equal to 2, and the acquired N coding blocks are converted into a (64*N+1)B coding block, so that a required linear rate is reduced after conversion, thereby reducing requirements for the payload bandwidth of a bearer layer, and satisfying the payload bandwidth required for transmitting 40 Gigabit Ethernet (40 GE) or 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GE) MAC frames in an optical transport network (OTN).04-15-2010
20120128010MINIMIZING NETWORK LATENCY IN INTERACTIVE INTERNET APPLICATIONS - A method and system that enhances a user's performance while interacting with an interactive internet application such as a Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game is provided. The network latency experienced by users participating in the MMO game is minimized by dynamically determining an optimal transmission action for a message generated by the MMO game. In one embodiment, determining the optimal transmission action for a message includes dynamically determining the optimal number of redundant Forward Error Correction (FEC) packets to add to a message prior to transmitting a message to a receiving device. The optimal number of FEC packets is determined based on a wide range of varying network conditions.05-24-2012
20110182303Implementing Priority Based Dynamic Bandwidth Adjustments - A method that includes receiving a reservation request from a first endpoint that comprises a bandwidth list identifying a plurality of bandwidth levels associated with the first endpoint. At least two of the bandwidth levels have a unique priority level associated therewith. The method also includes establishing a communication session between the first endpoint and at least one additional endpoint using a first bandwidth based on a first priority level. The first bandwidth and the first priority level are each associated with a first bandwidth level of the plurality of bandwidth levels. The method further includes detecting a bandwidth event that impacts a bandwidth used by the first endpoint for the communication session. The method additionally includes adjusting the bandwidth used by the first endpoint to a second bandwidth that is different than the first bandwidth based on a second priority level that is different than the first priority level.07-28-2011
20100189129BANDWIDTH CONTROL APPARATUS - A bandwidth calculation section calculates a usable bandwidth from a communication amount of each user or a session connection time stored in a statistic management memory and minimum bandwidth information and maximum bandwidth information recorded in a bandwidth setting memory. The bandwidth calculation section allocates a large usable bandwidth to a user with a small communication amount or a short session connection time. A transmission control section performs transmission scheduling of packet information stored in a packet buffer based on a transmission scheduled time calculated from the usable bandwidth stored in a transmission scheduled time memory.07-29-2010
20100008379DYNAMIC BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION DEVICE FOR AN OPTICAL NETWORK AND METHOD THEREOF - A dynamic bandwidth allocation (DBA) device and a method thereof are provided. In the DBA method, the band allocation periods according to class queues and allocable bands with respect to each class queue are calculated on the basis of the service level agreement information and stored according to the service types in separate tables. The bandwidth allocation amount is calculated with respect to class queues which have the allocation periods by concurrently checking all the tables at each frame. The upward bandwidth usage efficiency is improved by calculating the final bandwidth allocation information from the service with a high priority order on the basis of the total allocable bandwidth of the corresponding frame. The upward bandwidth allocation amount can be calculated at each frame by reducing the processing speed in calculating the bandwidth allocation amount of each class queue. Accordingly, it is possible to effectively use the network.01-14-2010
20100002725SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING RESOURCES IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - In a method for using resources in a communication system, a communication region is divided into inter-sector boundary regions, sector central regions, and a sector common region, and predetermined resources are allocated to the divided regions.01-07-2010
20110122890Machine, Program Product, and Computer-Implemented Methods for a Hybrid Command Management Aggregator - A machine, program product, and method for enabling interoperable and low-latency networking among service devices. The machine, program product and methods perform the tasks of automatically matching, upon the receipt of the incoming data transmission, the data transmission to a plurality of analog device protocols to determine the necessary instructions and transmission media to command and control the plurality of analog service devices according to the data transmission or a plurality of digital device protocols to determine the necessary instructions and transmission media to command and control the plurality of digital service devices according to the data transmission, determining an outgoing transmission media for the incoming data transmission, constructing outgoing data transmissions between any of the analog service devices and any of the digital service devices responsive to the matching of the analog and digital device protocols and the identification of the outgoing transmission media, and dynamically allocating frequency spectrum for data transmissions between any of the analog service devices and any of the digital service devices, the dynamic allocation being responsive to any of a service type, service demand, and quality of service threshold for the outgoing transmission media and digital and analog device protocols.05-26-2011
20080298389INTRA-BODY COMMUNICATION NETWORK SCHEDULER AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF - An intra-body communication network scheduler and method of operation thereof are provided. At a scheduler, network entities of an intra-body communication network are registered, which have raised interrupts to obtain the right to communicate data over the intra-body communication network. The network entities are queued at the scheduler in accordance with priorities of the network entities. The scheduler allocates the right to communicate data over the intra-body communication network during a next scheduling period to the next network entity in the queue.12-04-2008
20080298390Transmission resource reservation management in wireless network - A flexible transmission resource reservation scheme and data transmission scheme is provided for a wireless network. A source node transmits a data transfer reservation request for a transmission resource to at least one neighboring node including at least one target node of the wireless network. The source node may have data to be transmitted or may anticipate data reception from at least one of the target nodes. Then, the source node receives from the at least one neighboring node an acknowledgment to reserve the requested transmission resource for data transfer between the source node and the at least one target node. Thereafter, data is transferred between the source node and the at least one target node within the reserved transmission resource.12-04-2008
20080298388SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING MEDIA SERVICES - A system and method for configuring media services is disclosed. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a portal having a controller element to detect an installation of an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) media receiver in an IPTV media system and adapt at least a portion of the portal according to the installation. Other embodiments are disclosed.12-04-2008
20080267214Universal datagram protocol (UDP) port based broadcast filtering - A new and unique method or apparatus for power savings in a node, point, terminal or device in a wireless communications technology, such as a wireless local area network (WLAN), Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access Forum (WiMAX), Ultra wide band (UWB), or other suitable network, featuring receiving in a radio modem chipset information indicating that a host processor wants the radio modem chipset to filter out unwanted data packets; and filtering one or more unwanted data packets in the radio modem chipset without passing them to the host processor based on the information received for providing power savings in a node, point, terminal or device that forms part of a wireless communications technology, including a wireless local area network or other suitable network.10-30-2008
20100020822AUTO BANDWIDTH NEGOTIATION, REROUTE AND ADVERTISEMENT - A bandwidth negotiation system including a first network, a plurality of end user devices in communication with the network, a multiplexing unit communicatively coupled to the network, a second network, and an analyzing unit in communication with a second network. In addition, one of the plurality of end user devices is configured to send a data message to the multiplexing unit via the first network, and the analyzing unit is configured to receive the data message from the multiplexing unit via the second network and to extract a first identifier and a second identifier from the data message01-28-2010
20100232453INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND MULTIPLEXING METHOD - According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes an output rate adjustment module which sets an output rate adjustment stream data, an output rate adjustment start time and an output rate adjustment end time. The output rate adjustment module calculates an output data amount of the output rate adjustment stream data in the difference interval between the output rate adjustment start time and the output rate adjustment end time using coding parameter of the output rate adjustment stream data, and increases the output rate of the output rate adjustment stream data while sustaining the output rate of the multiplexed stream data and sustaining a data size in a buffer of the decoder smaller or equal to the size of the buffer.09-16-2010
20110255555ADAPTIVE RATE SHIFTING FOR DELIVERY OF VIDEO SERVICES TO SERVICE GROUPS - A video stream is provided to a set top box of a viewer to fulfill the viewer's request for a video on-demand service. The video stream is encoded at one of a plurality of encoding rates selected by a Service Quality Manager based on parameters defined for a service group, which in various embodiments may comprise the viewer, or the viewer along with other customers serviced by a single QAM. The parameters used for determining the encoding rate may involve currently allocated bandwidth, the viewer's service parameters, other customer's service parameters, and historical data regarding encoding rate selection data. The encoding rate used to encode a stream may be modified during streaming in response to other service requests. The encoding rate may be shifted based on anticipated service requests from other members in the service group.10-20-2011
20120281715ADAPTIVE BANDWIDTH ESTIMATION - Some embodiments provide a method of combining multiple streams of data packets into a single combined stream in a manner that facilitates accurate estimation of bandwidth of a connection over a network between two devices. When combining the streams into the combined stream, the method associates a set of packets from a first stream and a reference packet from a second stream to form a longer sequence of packets in the combined stream. The method sends the combined stream from a first device to a second device so that the second device can estimate the bandwidth of the connection between the first and second devices based on the inter-arrival times of the packets in the sequence of packets.11-08-2012
20120287943COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND HEAT GENERATION SUPPRESSING METHOD - A communication apparatus includes a temperature sensor, a memory, and a processor. The temperature sensor measures temperature. The memory stores association groups of packet transmission rates associated with at least one of individual ports and individual transmission flows. The processor selects, based on the measured temperature, one of the association groups for suppressing heat generation, and controls reception rates using the packet transmission rates of the selected association group.11-15-2012
20110158254DUAL SCHEDULING OF WORK FROM MULTIPLE SOURCES TO MULTIPLE SINKS USING SOURCE AND SINK ATTRIBUTES TO ACHIEVE FAIRNESS AND PROCESSING EFFICIENCY - A method and apparatus for assigning work, such as data packets, from a plurality of sources, such as data queues in a network processing device, to a plurality of sinks, such as processor threads in the network processing device. In a given processing period, a source is selected in a manner that maintains fairness in the selection process. A corresponding sink is selected for the selected source based on processing efficiency. If, due to assignment constraints, no sink is available for the selected source, the selected source is retained for selection in the next scheduling period, to maintain fairness. In this case, to optimize efficiency, a most efficient currently available sink is identified and a source for providing work to that sink is selected.06-30-2011
20130022056APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD ORDERING AND PROVISIONING VARIABLE BANDWIDTH CAPACITY ON A NETWORK - Systems and methods for automatic purchasing, reserving and/or provisioning of a wavelength bandwidth block are disclosed. A user may access a web page, such as an interactive web-portal, to provide bandwidth data and corresponding ordering information for reserving a particular amount of bandwidth capacity on a telecommunications network. Subsequently, the customer's may access and the bandwidth blocks to increase/decrease and/or activate/deactivate portions of the reserved bandwidth capacity as needed.01-24-2013
20080253393SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING NETWORK TRAFFIC - A system and method for managing network traffic is disclosed. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a data switch having a controller element to transmit telemetry data representative of bandwidth usage by one or more users of the data switch. Traffic for the data switch can be managed based at least in part on the bandwidth usage by higher bandwidth users of the data switch. Additional embodiments are disclosed.10-16-2008
20080240156Method and apparatus for adaptive bandwidth control with defined priorities for different networks - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code to receive data from a source at a plurality of gateways for distribution using a selected priority. The data is transmitted from the plurality of gateways to a plurality of receivers using the selected priority. Every gateway in the plurality of gateways has an adaptive bandwidth control process and a respective set of parameters for controlling the adaptive bandwidth control process for sending the data at the selected priority. Transmission of the data from each gateway for the selected priority has a different impact on other traffic at different gateways in the plurality gateways for the selected priority when different values are set for the set of parameters for the different gateways.10-02-2008
20080232400DYNAMIC MANAGEMENT OF RECEIVER RESOURCES - Techniques for dynamically managing receiver resources to achieve good latency and throughput performance are described. A receiver may have various types of receiver resources such as demod resources for demodulating packets, decode resources for decoding packets, packet processing resources, etc. These various types of receiver resources may be dynamically assigned to packets. In one design, receiver resource usage by each packet to be processed by the receiver may be estimated. The available receiver resources may be assigned to packets based on the estimated receiver resource usage by each packet and one or more assignment criteria such as priority, latency requirements, etc. The latency of each packet may be determined based on the receiver resource assignment. If the latency requirements of any packet are not met, then receiver processing may be skipped or deferred for one or more packets such that the latency requirements of each packet to be processed can be met.09-25-2008
20080232399SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MODIFYING PARAMETERS OF AN AIR LINK - A method, computer program product and electronic device for adjusting a conversion parameter (C09-25-2008
20080225890METHOD, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION UNIT FOR SYNCHRONISATION FOR MULTI-RATE COMMUNICATION - Methods and systems for determining operating bandwidth in a multi-bandwidth communication system are provided. Determining operating bandwidth in a multi-bandwidth communication system includes receiving a signal having a first signal portion at a first, predetermined bandwidth. The signal contains an indication of an operating bandwidth selected from a plurality of bandwidths used for a further signal portion. The indication is recovered from the first signal portion at the predetermined bandwidth. The information is recovered from the further signal portion at the operating bandwidth indicated by the indication.09-18-2008
20080225889ADMISSION CONTROL FOR VIRTUALIZED SERVICES IN ROUTERS - In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a request to provision a first customer interface to a service instance, and identifying a resource capacity for a resource associated with a service controller of a system. A determination is made as to whether a sum of resource requirements for a first set of customer interfaces that does not include the first customer interface exceeds the resource capacity. The method further includes provisioning the first customer interface to the service instance if it is determined that the sum of the customer instance resource requirements does not exceed the resource capacity.09-18-2008
20130114624MINIMUM NETWORK BANDWIDTH IN MULTI-USER SYSTEM - The management of bandwidth utilization in a network system that has multiple users. The system identifies the current set of users that are accessing the network by tracking which users are newly accessing the network, which users have ceased accessing the network, and which users continue to access the network over a period of time. The system then guarantees that these identified users will have a certain minimum bandwidth over the period of time. The system then enforces the guaranteed minimum bandwidth for each of the users so that they have no less than the corresponding guaranteed minimum bandwidth. Thus, even if the network bandwidth utilization would be saturated if all requests were satisfied, the system may continue operating while provided some guaranteed level of bandwidth to each user.05-09-2013
20100278192CHANNEL DATA MULTIPLEXING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING VARIABLE TRANSMISSION RATE - Provided is a channel data multiplexing apparatus and method for supporting a variable transmission rate. The channel data multiplexing apparatus includes an input memory for receiving multi-channel baseband data in parallel and storing the baseband data at a first clock rate; an output memory for reading the baseband data stored in the input memory at a second clock rate and storing the baseband data; a multiplexing unit for reading the baseband data stored in the output memory in channel sequence at a third clock rate and outputting the baseband data in serial; and a control unit for controlling address processing and clock rates for data read/write (storage) from/in the input and the output memories and the multiplexing unit depending on a transmission mode.11-04-2010
20110222558USING DEDICATED UPSTREAM CHANNEL(S) FOR CABLE MODEM INITIALIZATION - A system facilitates initialization of devices in a cable modem network. The system may provide downstream channels for transmitting data to the devices and upstream channels for receiving data from the devices. At least one of the upstream channels may be dedicated to providing initialization opportunities. This dedicated upstream channel(s) includes less than all of the upstream channels. The system may transmit upstream channel identifiers on the downstream channels, where each of the upstream channel identifiers identifies one of the upstream channels. The system receives initialization data on the dedicated upstream channel(s).09-15-2011
20080198875Method and system for bidirectional bandwidth reservation in wireless communication systems - A method and system for bandwidth allocation for communicating information over one or more wireless channels by wireless stations, is provided. The channel time is divided into one or more superframes. Available channel bandwidth is allocated by reserving one or more channel time blocks (CTBs) in a superframe for communication, resulting in one or more residue CTBs among the reserved CTBs in the superframe, and allocating at least a portion of one or more residue CTBs in the superframe for bidirectional communication between two stations.08-21-2008
20110228798SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING RESOURCES IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - In a method for using resources in a communication system, a communication region is divided into inter-sector boundary regions, sector central regions, and a sector common region, and predetermined resources are allocated to the divided regions.09-22-2011
20100316067Technique for Accommodating Electronic Components on a Multilayer Signal Routing Device - A technique for delivering and enforcing network quality of service from a head-end to a plurality of outstations is disclosed. In one embodiment, the technique is realized by assigning a transmit duration for each one of the plurality of outstations by the head-end; and assigning a transmit frequency for each one of the plurality of outstations by the head-end; wherein bandwidth for each one of the plurality of outstations is adjusted dynamically at the head-end. In addition, a control message may be received from an outstation indicating extra capacity at the outstation where the extra capacity may be allocated for one or more of burst capacity and best effort traffic.12-16-2010
20100316066MANAGING VIDEO ADAPTATION ALGORITHMS - Techniques are described for controlling the operation of a dynamic rate adaptation algorithm by modifying control parameters exposed by the dynamic rate adaptation algorithm. In one aspect, an apparatus comprises a rate adaptation module comprising a plurality of control parameters. The rate adaptation module monitors conditions of a network and adjusts a coding rate of a media encoder based on the network conditions and the plurality of control parameters. Each of the plurality of control parameters specifies a threshold value or a timing value that controls a response of the rate adaptation algorithm to the network conditions. The apparatus also comprises a client that receives a value for a first one of the plurality of control parameters and sets the first control parameter to the received value.12-16-2010
20130195119FEEDBACK CHANNEL FOR WIRELESS DISPLAY DEVICES - A sink device in a Wireless Display (WD) system may send performance information feedback to a source device to adjust media data processing at the source device. The performance information feedback may include performance indicators of the WD system that are capable of being measured or calculated at the sink device based on received media data or request to adjust the transmission of media data. For example, the performance information feedback may include one or more of round trip delay, delay jitter, packet loss ratio, error distribution, and received signal strength indication (RSSI). The feedback channel may be piggybacked on a reverse channel architecture referred to as the User Input Back Channel (UIBC) implemented between the source device and the sink device.08-01-2013
20130202000BANDWIDTH-ON-DEMAND SYSTEMS AND METHODS - The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for providing bandwidth-on-demand telecommunications services over next-generation optical transport networks (NG-OTN). One embodiment of a system providing bandwidth-on-demand services includes a next-generation optical transport network (NG-OTN) having an intelligent control plane (ICP) and new-generation synchronous optical network (NG-SONET) capabilities. A next-generation operation support subsystem (NG-OSS) is communicatively coupled to the NG-OTN. The NG-OTN and the NG-OSS are configured to provide the bandwidth-on-demand services.08-08-2013

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