In our earlier work, we have presented a simple measurement-based admission control (MBAC) scheme for modified Bandwidth Broker framework. In that scheme, real time (RT) traffic is basically able to starve non-admission controlled non-real time (NRT) traffic. By concentrating on real time application requirements it may be hard or even impossible to use other objectives in admission decisions; some non-real time applications (e.g., audio streaming) also need a certain minimum bandwidth for proper operation. In order to fix this problem, we present a solution, where the bottleneck link bandwidth is shared dynamically between real time and non-real time traffic. As a second enhancement to our earlier work, we propose the use of coefficients for the requested resources. These coefficients are derived from the price the user is paying for the connection. A requested peak rate is multiplied by the coefficient before comparison to available bandwidth. The proposed scheme is validated through simulations and its performance is compared against other admission control schemes. The simulation results show that it is possible for a network operator to gain more revenue with the proposed scheme.
In order to provide good Quality of Service (QoS) in a Differentiated Services (DiffServ) network, a dynamic admission control scheme is definitely needed as an alternative to overprovisioning. In this paper, we present a simple measurement-based admission control (MBAC) mechanism for DiffServ-based access networks. Instead of using active measurements only or doing purely static bookkeeping with parameter-based admission control (PBAC), the admission control decisions are based on bandwidth reservations and periodically measured & exponentially averaged link loads. If any link load on the path between two endpoints is over the applicable threshold, access is denied. Link loads are periodically sent to Bandwidth Broker (BB) of the routing domain, which makes the admission control decisions. The information needed in calculating the link loads is retrieved from the router statistics. The proposed admission control mechanism is verified through simulations. Our results prove that it is possible to achieve very high bottleneck link utilization levels and still maintain good QoS.