Effect of vertical handovers on performance of TCP-friendly rate control

  title={Effect of vertical handovers on performance of TCP-friendly rate control},
  author={Andrei V. Gurtov and Jouni Korhonen},
  journal={Mobile Computing and Communications Review},
An intersystem or vertical handover is a key enabling mechanism for next generations of mobile communication systems. A vertical handover can cause an abrupt change of up to two orders of magnitude in link bandwidth and latency. It is hard for end-to-end congestion control to adapt promptly to such changes. This is especially a concern for slowly responsive congestion control algorithms, such as TCP-Friendly Rate Control (TFRC). TFRC is designed to provide a smooth transmission rate for real… CONTINUE READING
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