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Enhancing Performance of TCP Variants in LTE

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International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2016
Authors:
Saleh M. Abdullah, Osama Younes, Hamdy M. Mousa, Hatem Abdul-kader
10.5120/ijca2016911762

Saleh M Abdullah, Osama Younes, Hamdy M Mousa and Hatem Abdul-kader. Enhancing Performance of TCP Variants in LTE. International Journal of Computer Applications 152(1):41-47, October 2016. BibTeX

@article{10.5120/ijca2016911762,
	author = {Saleh M. Abdullah and Osama Younes and Hamdy M. Mousa and Hatem Abdul-kader},
	title = {Enhancing Performance of TCP Variants in LTE},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {October 2016},
	volume = {152},
	number = {1},
	month = {Oct},
	year = {2016},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {41-47},
	numpages = {7},
	url = {http://www.ijcaonline.org/archives/volume152/number1/26285-2016911762},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2016911762},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}
}

Abstract

Long Term Evolution (LTE) is the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), all-IP wireless protocol that evolved from Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM). Congestion control algorithms are an important part of Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) that directly determines the performance of the protocol in the IP Network. Several TCP variants have been proposed. It can be used to enhance quality of service (QoS). In this paper, an enhanced approach is proposed to improve the performance of LTE network. The proposed approach depends on controlling the receive buffer size in eNode B. This will be performed through dividing the memory size of eNode B between active users. Simulation results show the effectiveness of the proposed approach that lead to enhance performance in terms of network throughput and low time delay.

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Keywords

Congestion control, dynamic window, throughput, LTE, TCP, OPNET