Naseer Al-Imareen, and Gábor Lencse
Effect of Path QoS on Throughput Aggregation Capability of the MPT Network Layer Multipath Communication Library
An increase in the use of smart and portable devices like smartphones, laptops, and tablets has led to a rise in the number of network interfaces and thus the number of possible channels for communication. However, the current approach over the Internet only employs a single path for a communication session. As an innovative and promising method for real-time transmission based on GRE-in-UDP encapsulation, which provides an IPv4 or IPv6 tunneling mechanism, this paper presents multipath throughput testing for the MPT network layer multipath communication library. We investigated the effectiveness of MPT's channel capacity aggregation while dealing with wired channels and examined scenarios in symmetric and asymmetric paths. Our network throughput measurements showed that MPT can efficiently aggregate the capacities of both symmetric and asymmetric paths. In this paper, we established a network topology that included a server, which we used for generating various quality of service (QoS) metrics. We measured how latency, transmission speed, packet loss rate, jitter, and the setting of the path weights influence throughput aggregation capability of the MPT communication library.
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Naseer Al-Imareen, and Gábor Lencse, "Effect of Path QoS on Throughput Aggregation Capability of the MPT Network Layer Multipath Communication Library", Infocommunications Journal, Vol. XV, No 2, June 2023, pp. 14-20., https://doi.org/10.36244/ICJ.2023.2.3