Chapter 10. Quality of Service

In the schemes considered, precedence is determined moment-by-moment, automatically for all traffic in the network. Precedence is computed as a composite function of: (1) the ability of the network to accept additional traffic; (2) the “importance” of each user and the “utility” of his traffic; (3) the data rate of each input transmission medium or the transducer used; and (4) the tolerable delay time for delivery of the traffic.

On Distributed Communications: Priority, Precedence, and Overload,Rand Report RM-3638-PR, Paul Baran, August 1964

Chapter Objectives: After studying this chapter, you should be able to

Describe the ITU-T QoS architectural framework.

Summarize the key concepts of the Integrated Services ...

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