MPTCP related topics by our experts

Opening the way for convergence in the 5G era with MPTCP

Olivier Bonaventure, Nicolas Men

In the emerging architecture for 5G networks, the ATSSS function (Access Traffic Steering, Switching & Splitting) will play a key role in managing data traffic between 3GPP access & non-3GPP access (such as WiFi). In this paper we briefly describe how this works and introduce Multipath TCP (MPTCP), the underlying protocol which has been selected by 3GPP for ATSSS

Hybrid access as an upgrade to fixed wireless

Graham Turnbull

Some operators are rolling out Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) which implies connecting TV's, laptops, phones, tablets, and smart home controls to the Internet over wireless networks. We propose supplementing FWA with fixed line connectivity using our hybrid access solution to offload traffic from the wireless network and to ensure consistent service for end users

Can 4G networks provide broadband services?

Olivier Bonaventure, Graham Turnbull

Broadband services are now as important as electricity for most households. In some countries, good network connectivity is an important consideration when buying a house or an apartment. The importance of always-on broadband services will continue to grow in the near future. Broadband services are typically provided by fixed networks using either xDSL or cable technologies but some operators have deployed fixed services based on mobile networks. This article looks at the suitability of 4G networks as the main connection to the Internet.

Comparing Hybrid access networks solutions

Denis Périquet

To cope with growing user appetite for bandwidth, telecommunication network operators are exploring various solutions to combine different access network technologies together. This will pave the way for hybrid access networks, i.e. access networks that combine very different technologies such as DSL and LTE. In this white paper, we compare different technical solutions that can be used to create such hybrid access networks. In particular, we compare the benefits of the Multipath TCP-based solutions to network-layer solutions. Furthermore, our measurements done on three widely deployed DSL access routers show that a software-based solution using Multipath TCP can achieve high bandwidth on existing devices