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Multipath Communication with Satellite and Terrestrial Links

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Jörg Deutschmann , Kai-Steffen Hielscher , Reinhard German
Last updated 2021-10-20 (Latest revision 2021-04-18)
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Multipath communication enables the combination of low data rate, low latency terrestrial links and high data rate, high latency links (e.g., geostationary satellite links) to provide a full-fledged Internet access. However, the combination of such heterogeneous links is challenging from a technical point of view. This document describes a possible solution, i.e. an architecture and scheduling mechanism. The applicability of this approach to encrypted transport protocols (e.g., Multipath QUIC) is also discussed.


Jörg Deutschmann
Kai-Steffen Hielscher
Reinhard German

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