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PacketCable Implementation by Jeff Riddel CCIE No. 12798

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Chapter 12. DQoS Architecture and Framework

A cable operator’s ability to offer quality of service (QoS) treatment for multimedia applications gives that cable operator a significant edge over other service providers that have no control over the Multiple Systems Operator (MSO)’s transport network. This ability allows the cable MSO to be more than just a raw bit provider. Not only can an MSO offer a service like telephony that makes use of their DQoS resources, but they can also provide dynamic quality of service (DQoS) resources for services operated by third-party providers. Whether operated in-house or externally, these QoS-enabled services can open up new sources of revenue. The concepts presented in this chapter, as well as in Chapter 13 ...

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