A Bandwidth Aggregation Scheme on Mobile Network with Multi-Interfaced Router
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Network Working Group                                             P. Kim
Internet-Draft                              Korea Polytechnic University
Intended status: Experimental                                     
Expires: January 1, 2019                                            
                                                           July 01, 2018

          A Bandwidth Aggregation Scheme on Mobile Network 
                   with Multi-Interfaced Router
              draft-pskim-banana-mobilenetwork-mir-00

Abstract

   This draft considers a packet distribution scheme for bandwidth
   aggregation on the mobile network with a multi-interfaced router
   (MIR). In the proposed scheme, the MIR with multiple heterogeneous 
   wireless network interfaces effectively and fairly distributes 
   packets over end-to-end multi-path through multiple network 
   interfaces. Each network interface is considered to have a 
   distribution counter associated with corresponding end-to-end path. 
   This distribution counter varied by both weighted capacity and 
   distributed packets is used to determine if a network interface has 
   enough credits to distribute incoming packets on corresponding 
   end-to-end path. As a useful design parameter, the capacity unit can 
   be shown to make the performance of the proposed scheme as good as 
   possible. 

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
   2.  Proposed Scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   2.1 Design Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   2.2 Operation Procedure and Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   2.3 Performance Indices and Useful Design Parameters. . . . . . . 5
   3.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
   4.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
     4.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
     4.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

1.  Introduction

   The BANdwidth Aggregation for Network Access (BANANA) BoF was 
   chartered to develop solution(s) to support dynamic path selection 
   on a per-packet basis in networks that have more than one point of 
   attachment to the Internet. Bandwidth Aggregation consists of 
   splitting local traffic across multiple Internet links on a 
   per-packet basis, including the ability to split a single flow 
   across multiple links when necessary[1][2].

   This draft considers the mobile network with a multi-interfaced 
   router (MIR)[3][4]. In addition, to consider the heterogeneous 
   wireless network environment, the MIR can be assumed to have 
   multiple heterogeneous wireless network interfaces. Therefore, the 
   MIR establishes simultaneously multiple paths to the Internet 
   through external wireless interfaces such as wireless local area 
   network (WLAN) and wireless wide area network (WWAN) with high 
   mobility and wide coverage. However, due to bandwidth constraints of 
   multi-path through external wireless interfaces, the MIR might 

   
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   require a bandwidth aggregation to get sufficient bandwidth for MNs' 
   demanding inside a mobile network. As shown in [5], the bandwidth 
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