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.
, Mouveaux, F.
and Su, D.
Differentiated Services Over Cable Networks, IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=151062
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