Multicast routing based on predicted traffic statistics

Paul C. Huang*, Yoshiaki Tanaka

*Corresponding author for this work

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With the arrival of B-ISDN, widespread usage of multicast services such as TV broadcasting and video 900 services will increase the possibility of network congestion unless efficient multiple destination routing (MDR) algorithms are used. Current MDR algorithms using link cost based on bandwidth usage or distance to compute the minimum cost routing tree do not take into account the vast amount of information collected by intelligent network (IN) databases. In this paper, we propose a multicast routing algorithm which modifies the way the cost is calculated by using the predicted traffic statistics collected by IN databases. We also show that the traffic handling characteristics vastly improved over conventional MDR algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1188-1193
Number of pages6
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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