TCP-friendly RTP Rate Control

  • 하상석 (숭실대학교 정보통신전자공학부) ;
  • 정선태 (숭실대학교 정보통신전자공학부)
  • Published : 2003.11.01


TCP is taking over 95% among the Internet traffics. Recently the demands of multimedia services in the Internet has been increasing. These multimedia services mostly need real-time deliverly, and then RTP has been a de facto to transmission protocol for these real-time multimedia services. RTP uses UDP as its underlying transport protocol, and thus it does not support any rate and congestion control. Thus, for fair use of the Internet bandwidth with TCP traffics. RTP also needs a rate control. One constraint of RTP is that the feedback information(delivered by, RTP's twin protocol, RTCP) is recommended to be sent no less than 5 seconds. In this paper, we propose a TCP-friendly RTP rate control which use only RTCP feedback information at every 5 seconds. The experiment results show that our proposed algorithm works. But, it is found that we need more time to test the effects of parameters and policies of the algorithms, which will be reported later.