Packet Reordering Response for MPTCP under Wireless Heterogeneous Environment

Amani Alheid, Angela Doufexi, Dritan Kaleshi

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Multipath Transmission Control Protocol (MPTCP) promises higher bandwidth and higher resilience against network path failures as an evolving technology for the future Internet. MPTCP allows multiple paths between two devices to be pooled and appear to the application as a single end-to-end transport connection. In this paper, we propose a solution for the packet reordering problem, to improve path utilization and aggregate throughput. The proposed method maintains the congestion window size when three duplicate acknowledgements occur to avoid unnecessary reductions in transmission rate. We evaluate the performance of the proposed solution using an NS-3 in different wireless scenarios and compare it against the performance of other existing reordering methods. The results show that the proposed method improves
the aggregate throughput and path utilization when the packet drop rate is high.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 23rd International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT 2016)
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of a meeting held 16-18 May 2016, Thessaloniki, Greece
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509019908
ISBN (Print)9781509019915
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016
EventICT 2016: 23rd International Conference on Telecommunications - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 16 May 201616 May 2016


ConferenceICT 2016


  • Packet Reorder (PR)
  • PR-R
  • D-SACK
  • Wi-Fi
  • Duplicate Acknowledgement


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