Providing sustainable QoS in next-generation networks

  title={Providing sustainable QoS in next-generation networks},
  author={Gero Schollmeier and Christian Winkler},
  journal={IEEE Communications Magazine},
In this article we discuss QoS from a somewhat unconventional point of view. First of all, we argue that high availability is a key ingredient in the QoS perceived by the user. High availability with extremely short interruptions in case of failure is needed for acceptable QoS in real-time dialog services such as telephony or video conferencing. Second, an even distribution of the traffic load over the network is essential to ensure efficient network utilization given that some kind of… CONTINUE READING