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Differentiated Services Over Cable Networks



Nada T. Golmie, F Mouveaux, David H. Su


The current Medium Access Control interface specifications of the Multimedia Cable Network System (MCNS) project describe a best effort access service over cable networks. In this paper, we show that even though these specifications are mainly intended to support IP traffic, there is a significant benefit in the stratification of the cable service offerings. We present a priority system to extend the MCNS MAC protocol so that differentiated services can be supported on Hybrid Fiber Coaxial networks with different levels of performance.
IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


cable TV networks, contention resolution algorithm, HFC systems, MAC protocol


Golmie, N. , Mouveaux, F. and Su, D. (1999), Differentiated Services Over Cable Networks, IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, [online], (Accessed May 27, 2024)


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Created December 5, 1999, Updated February 19, 2017