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Including Signaling Between Network Elements

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Automatic traffic mapping for multi-protocol label switching networks
05/28/15 - 20150146536 - In general, techniques are described for automated traffic mapping for multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) networks. A network device comprising a processor and an interface card may perform the techniques. The processor may generate an advertisement that conforms to a routing protocol. The advertisement may advertise a mapping between a network...

Communication system
05/28/15 - 20150146537 - A communication entity for a communication system (1) is described in which terminal devices (3) communicate with one another via a base station (5) using a radio access technology. The communication entity determines, for each terminal device, a respective characteristic value associated with communicating using at least one communication channel...

Method and apparatus for query-based congestion control
05/28/15 - 20150146538 - An electronic device may be operable to communicate over a physical medium and to regulate the transmission of a message onto the physical medium. The device may access the medium in accordance with a CSMA scheme, wherein one or more values of one or more CSMA parameters may be determined...

Method for optimizing signalling load in a cellular communication network
05/21/15 - 20150138984 - The invention relates to a cellular communication network serving mobile terminals or devices and how to optimize the switching between Dual Cell High-Speed Uplink Packet Access [DC-HSUPA] and Single Cell High-Speed Uplink Packet Access [SC-HSUPA] and vice versa. This invention makes the reconfiguration to dual cell or single cell HSUPA...

Communication system, transmitting device, relay device, and communication method
05/14/15 - 20150131449 - A communication system includes: a server configured to transmit a series of data packets through a relay device and a transmitting device to receiving device; the receiving device configured to transmit a plurality of acknowledgement packets for the data packets; the transmitting device configured to provide, when executing link aggregation...

Methods and devices for backward congestion notification
05/07/15 - 20150124619 - The present invention provides improved methods and devices for managing network congestion. Preferred implementations of the invention allow congestion to be pushed from congestion points in the core of a network to reaction points, which may be edge devices, host devices or components thereof. Preferably, rate limiters shape individual flows...

Communication network and method for transmitting data packets in the communication network
05/07/15 - 20150124620 - A communications network, computer program product and method for transmitting data packets in the communications network comprising synchronized nodes via a predetermined path in the communications network, wherein the synchronized nodes of the predetermined path include a source node, a target node and at least one intermediate node, the synchronized...

Lossless time based data acquisition and control in a distributed system
05/07/15 - 20150124621 - Systems and methods for mapping a time-based data acquisition (DAQ) to an isochronous data transfer channel of a network. A buffer associated with the isochronous data transfer channel of the network may be configured. A clock and a local buffer may be configured. A functional unit may be configured to...

Multi-interface, multi-layer state-full load balancer for ran-analytics deployments in multi-chassis, cloud and virtual server environments
05/07/15 - 20150124622 - An apparatus and method for steering and load-balancing mobile network traffic with user session awareness from multiple control and user plane protocols while understanding the load on the corresponding physical or virtual servers in cloud and virtual deployments is disclosed. This traffic could be monitored traffic, such as from optical...

System and method for traffic splitting
05/07/15 - 20150124623 - In one embodiment, a method for traffic splitting includes detecting congestion in a traffic flow and splitting the traffic flow into a first sub-flow and a second sub-flow after detecting congestion in the traffic flow. The method also includes transmitting, by a first node to a destination node, the first...

Systems and methods for providing time and location dependent bandwidth in wireless networks
05/07/15 - 20150124624 - A subscription detail may be provided, where the subscription detail indicating quality of service levels for a subscriber device seeking to access a wireless Local Area Network (LAN) maintained by a base station, the subscription detail indicating a first quality of service in a first network context, and the subscription...

Dynamic optimization of advertisement packets
04/30/15 - 20150117215 - In general, in one aspect, embodiments relate to a non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions that, when executed by a processor, perform a method. The method includes receiving, by a controller, a first plurality of multicast advertisement packets from a first networking device on an external network, wherein the plurality...

Method and system for load balancing at a data network
04/30/15 - 20150117216 - A method of load balancing implemented at a data network is disclosed. The data network contains a number of data plane nodes and a number of clusters of a control node. The method starts with deriving a graph from a topology of the data plane nodes, where the graph contains...

Policy tokens in communication networks
04/30/15 - 20150117217 - A network entity comprising a processing unit that is configured: to receive a policy token from user equipment (S10) to determine network equipment handling a packet flow to the equipment (S30); to generate an instruction to apply a specific policy for the packet flow to the user equipment based on...

Feedback-based profiling for transport networks
04/30/15 - 20150117218 - A method is provided of transporting data packets over a telecommunications transport network. The data packets are carried by a plurality of bearers, the bearers each carrying data packets that relate to different ones of a plurality of services. In the method, for each bearer independently of the other bearers,...

Methods and apparatus for selecting a communication node by monitoring signals
04/30/15 - 20150117219 - A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, a circuit for receiving bandwidth utilization information associated with each of a plurality of communication nodes, and initiating communications with a communication node selected from the plurality of communication nodes according to a comparison of the bandwidth utilization information...

Communication node, a receiving node and methods therein
04/30/15 - 20150117220 - A method in a communication node for handling a packet to a destination node in a communications network, and associated nodes. The communication node associates the packet with a remaining value, with the remaining value being a packet value reduced by a threshold value of an outgoing link from the...

Utilization of the uplink fdd channel
04/23/15 - 20150109932 - A method for communication, includes communicating over the air with user equipment (UE) (304, 305) in a frequency domain duplexing (FDD) mode, which defines a downlink channel comprising a first set of time-frequency resources in a first frequency range and an uplink channel comprising a second set of time-frequency resources...

Detection of root and victim network congestion
04/16/15 - 20150103667 - A method in a communication network includes defining a root congestion condition for a network switch if the switch creates congestion in the network while switches downstream are congestion free, and a victim congestion condition if the switch creates the congestion as a result of one or more other congested...

Low overhead and highly robust flow control apparatus and method
04/16/15 - 20150103668 - A method and apparatus of controlling the flow of data transmitted from a transmitter to a receiver is disclosed. In a first mode, the method involves calculating an available buffer capacity based on buffer output information sent by the receiver to the transmitter. Data is transmitted from the transmitter to...

Real time and high resolution buffer occupancy monitoring and recording
04/16/15 - 20150103669 - Presented herein are techniques for detection and characterization of buffer occupancy of a buffer in a network device. Packets are received at a network device. The packets are stored in a buffer of the network device as they are processed by the network device. An occupancy level of the buffer...

Method and system for controlling flow of notifications within a telecommunications network
04/09/15 - 20150098336 - A telecommunications network arranged for controlling the flow of SNMP trap notifications from Subtended Network Elements and subtending Gateway Network Elements to a Management System, the network being provided with a Network Analyser arranged for determining the number of Network Elements that are subtended by each Gateway Network Element, and...

Switch device for a network element of a data transfer network
04/09/15 - 20150098337 - A switch device for a network element includes a transfer system (110) for transferring data from ingress line interfaces of the network element to egress line interfaces of the network element in accordance with control information associated with the data. The transfer system includes a control section (111) configured to...

Method and system for managing switch workloads in a cluster
04/02/15 - 20150092561 - In general, embodiments of the invention relate to a switch that includes a processor, ports, and memory that includes instructions, which when executed by the processor perform a method. The method includes obtaining, via a port, a global task-server mapping from a first server, detecting that one of the ports...

Methods, systems, and computer readable media for diameter load and overload information and virtualization
03/26/15 - 20150085663 - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for managing Diameter overload information within a telecommunications network are disclosed. One embodiment of a system for implementing the subject matter described herein includes at a virtualization orchestrator (VO) having a hardware processor and within the telecommunications network, receiving overload information, determining a network...

Quality of service to over the top applications used with vpn
03/26/15 - 20150085664 - Conventional quality of service (QoS) treatment is extended to over-the-top (OTT) applications transmitting data over a commercial wireless network via a virtual private network (VPN) tunnel. An over-the-top (OTT) application server and a VPN client/server routing data to/from that OTT application server via a VPN tunnel, are integrated with a...

System and method for improving tcp performance in virtualized environments
03/26/15 - 20150085665 - Example embodiments described herein provide systems and methods for transmitting data packets between a protocol sender and a protocol receiver in a cloud environment, having either the protocol sender or the protocol receiver residing within a virtualized host. A protocol acceleration module may observe the data packets transmitted along the...

Communication apparatus, control apparatus, communication system, communication method, method for controlling communication apparatus, and program
03/26/15 - 20150085666 - A communication apparatus is provided with: a processing rule storage unit capable of storing a first processing rule for unknown packets set in advance, and a second processing rule set by a control apparatus; a packet processor that processes received packets based on processing rules stored in the processing rule...

Communication terminal, method of communication and communication system
03/19/15 - 20150078169 - A communication terminal comprises: first means that communicates with a network system that includes a forwarding apparatus forwarding a packet and a control apparatus informing the forwarding apparatus of a processing rule prescribing a packet processing method; second means that determines a processing operation to be executed by the network...

Bypassing congestion points in a converged enhanced ethernet fabric
03/19/15 - 20150078170 - Embodiments relate to bypassing congestion points in a network. An aspect includes sampling queues of a plurality of switches in a network. When packet congestion is detected at a congestion point of a first switch, the packet flow contributing to the packet congestion is identified. A congestion notification message indicating...

Statistical remultiplexing of abr streams
03/12/15 - 20150071075 - Statistical remultiplexing of adaptive bit rate streams may be provided. First a video quality associated with a first representation of a content stream being delivered to a first client on a shared network may be determined. The content stream may be available in a plurality of representations, each representation comprising...

Fine-grained quality of service in datacenters through end-host control of traffic flow
03/12/15 - 20150071076 - Systems and methods are disclosed for traffic engineering and traffic flow control in a datacenter. Flow agents may be provided at hosts that may be operable to control a rate at which a traffic flow is sent from one point to another within a datacenter to facilitate differing levels of...

Flow control for powerline communications
03/12/15 - 20150071077 - A method of powerline communications in a powerline communications (PLC) network including a first PLC device and at least a second PLC device. The first PLC device transmits a data frame to the second node over a PLC channel. The second PLC device has a data buffer for storing received...

Tunnel keep-alive timeout mechanism based on quality of service (qos) value of received keep-alive messages
03/05/15 - 20150063117 - A method, apparatus and computer program product for providing a variable tunnel keep-alive interval is presented. A tunnel keep-alive packet for a first tunnel is received at a first switching device. A Quality of Service (QoS) value of the keep-alive packet ishcekce. A determination is made regarding whether the QoS...

Device for multipath routing of packets in computer networking and the method for its use
03/05/15 - 20150063118 - The invention describes a device and a method for multipath packet routing in computer networks. The device (router) maintains a Flow Forwarding Table (FFT) containing identifiers of active flows and related router outgoing interface identifiers, and the FFT is characteristic of the invention. When the first packet representing a new...

Method and apparatus for content processing application acceleration
03/05/15 - 20150063119 - A network architecture enables the data flow of packets to be dynamically modified depending upon the operational needs of the packet being processed. This allows for separate processing of control and data path operations, as well as providing a mechanism for functions that require high computational support, such as encryption...

Congestion detection and management at congestion-tree roots
02/26/15 - 20150055478 - A device for performing congestion detection and management at a node of a network may include a congestion management module to monitor an arrival and a departure rate of data packets associated with a queue, a queue size, or a rate of change of the queue size. The congestion management...

Technique for cable interface-based load balancing between cells
02/26/15 - 20150055479 - A technique for cable interface-based load balancing between first and second cells is described. Each cell comprises cable and air interfaces defining a parameter set comprising load statuses of the cable and air interfaces. A method aspect being performed in a control entity comprises the steps of determining, in the...

Dynamic maximum transmission unit size adaption
02/26/15 - 20150055480 - An aspect includes dynamically adapting a maximum transmission unit (MTU) size in a computer network. A packet is received at a first link of a switch of the computer network. An MTU size of the received packet is determined based on an application programming interface (API) crossing value associated with...

Packet analysis method, packet analysis device, and storage medium
02/12/15 - 20150043351 - A packet analysis method includes acquiring a first acknowledge packet and a second acknowledge packet transmitted from the first device; acquiring a plurality of packets transmitted from the second device during a period from reception of the first acknowledge packet to reception of the second acknowledge packet; identifying a number...

Methods, systems and computer readable media for predicting overload conditions using load information
02/05/15 - 20150036504 - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for predicting imminent Diameter overload conditions using load information are disclosed. One embodiment of a system for implementing the subject matter described herein includes a first Diameter node including at least one network interface for receiving Diameter messages and a Diameter overload prediction unit....

Methods, systems, and computer readable media for mitigating traffic storms
02/05/15 - 20150036505 - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for mitigating traffic storms are provided herein. In some aspects, a system for mitigating traffic storms includes a traffic storm detector configured to detect an indication of a traffic storm. The system may also include a software defined network (SDN) controller configured to generate...

Multi-level flow control
01/29/15 - 20150029862 - Various methods, systems, and apparatuses can be used to control flow in an ethernet environment. In some implementations, methods can include receiving a flow of ethernet frames at a first device via an ethernet switch, determining that a buffer at the first device exceeds a threshold for an incoming flow,...

Congestion profiling of computer network devices
01/22/15 - 20150023172 - A method may include transmitting data frames from a reaction point of a source device. The method may also include receiving, at the reaction point, congestion notification messages corresponding to the transmitted data frames and containing congestion feedback data regarding a particular network switching device and an identifier of the...

Systems and methods for managing a network
01/22/15 - 20150023173 - Systems and methods for managing a network are disclosed. One method can comprise receiving data having information identifying a first path to a destination, wherein the information facilitates transmission of the data to a next-hop of the first path. A congestion state of the first path can be determined. If...

Using statistical and historical information of topology metrics in constrained networks
01/22/15 - 20150023174 - Statistical and historical values of performance metrics are actively used to influence routing decisions for optimum topologies in a constrained network. Traffic service level is constantly monitored and compared with a service level agreement. If deviation exists between the monitored traffic service level and the terms of the service level...

Jitter-based transmission control method
01/22/15 - 20150023175 - A jitter-based transmission control method is disclosed. In the jitter-based transmission control method, several packets are sent applying a current congestion window size by at least one sender device through a network switch device. An immediate jitter ratio of the network switch device is calculated by the sender device. An...

Data forwarding in a mobile communications network system with centralized gateway apparatus controlling distributed gateway elements
01/22/15 - 20150023176 - A gateway apparatus (3) of a mobile communications network system, which is a termination point of signaling messages of a first protocol generates a packet data unit including information relevant for communicating user data of a second protocol between an entity (1) of the first protocol and a network (5)...

Traffic management with ingress control
01/15/15 - 20150016266 - One embodiment provides a network device. The network device includes a a processor including at least one processor core; a network interface configured to transmit and receive packets at a line rate; a memory configured to store a scheduler hierarchical data structure; and a scheduler module. The scheduler module is...

Modular arrangement decision device, modular arrangement decision system, and modular arrangement decision method
01/15/15 - 20150016267 - A modular arrangement decision device includes a storing unit and selecting units. Network information of a network connected to nodes and an identifier for identifying a module to be arranged in a node are stored in the storing unit. The first selecting unit selects a predetermined number of pieces of...

Systems and methods for dynamic adaptation of channel access or transmission parameters
01/15/15 - 20150016268 - Systems and methods for dynamically adapting channel access or transmission parameters based upon an identified channel access parameter or previously used transmission parameter are disclosed. In an aspect, an electronic device for communication over a wireless network is disclosed. The electronic device comprises a processor configured to generate a message...

Methods of operating load balancing switches and controllers using matching patterns with unrestricted characters
01/08/15 - 20150009830 - A load balancing system may include a switch coupled with a plurality of servers and a controller. A flow table may include default flow entries with each default flow entry including a different match pattern. At least one of the default flow entries may include a match pattern with an...

Wild card flows for switches and virtual switches based on hints from hypervisors
01/08/15 - 20150009831 - A network switch receives routing information pertaining to a virtual machine from a hypervisor managing the virtual machine. The switch adds a wild card entry associated with the virtual machine to a first routing data structure, wherein the wild card entry specifies one or more exact match fields, one or...

Credit-based resource allocator circuit
01/01/15 - 20150003250 - A high-speed credit-based allocator circuit receives an allocation request to make an allocation to one of a set of a processing entities. The allocator circuit maintains a chain of bubble sorting module circuits for the set, where each bubble sorting module circuit stores a resource value and an indication of...

Collision avoidance for wireless networks
01/01/15 - 20150003251 - In one embodiment, a particular node in a wireless network may receive a wireless signal, and may determine whether the wireless signal is intended for itself. In response to determining that the wireless signal is intended for the particular node, the particular node may transmit a non-colliding wireless carrier sense...

Methods and apparatuses for automating return traffic redirection to a service appliance by injecting traffic interception/redirection rules into network nodes
01/01/15 - 20150003252 - Methods and apparatuses for automating return traffic redirection to a service appliance by injecting forwarding policies in a packet-forwarding element are disclosed herein. An example method for automating return traffic redirection can include: establishing a communication channel between a service appliance and a packet-forwarding element; and transmitting an out-of-band message...

Adaptive private network asynchronous distributed shared memory services
12/25/14 - 20140376379 - A highly predicable quality shared distributed memory process is achieved using less than predicable public and private interne protocol networks as the means for communications within the processing interconnect. An adaptive private network (APN) service provides the ability for the distributed memory process to communicate data via an APN conduit...

Methods, systems and computer readable media for collecting and distributing diameter overload control information to non-adjacent nodes
12/25/14 - 20140376380 - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for collecting and distributing Diameter overload control information to non-adjacent nodes are disclosed. One system for implementing the subject matter described herein includes a Diameter overload control information broker. The Diameter overload control information broker includes a Diameter overload control information collector for receiving...

Generating transmission schedules
12/25/14 - 20140376381 - In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for generating a schedule to transmit data on a network. The method includes accessing information that identifies a quantity of data that a particular client device has designated for transmission. The method...

System and method for improving transport protocol performance in communication networks having lossy links
12/11/14 - 20140362703 - A transport protocol is provided within a communication network that has a lossy link. The receiver distinguishes between packets received with non-congestion bit errors and packets having been not at all received due to congestion. When packets are received with non-congestion bit errors, the receiver sends selective acknowledgments indicating that...

Protection against fading in a network ring
12/04/14 - 20140355447 - A method provided in one example embodiment includes detecting a first current bandwidth of a first link in a network ring, where the first current bandwidth indicates a signal degradation on the first link. The method also includes determining whether the first current bandwidth has degraded more than a second...

Controller, method for distributing load, non-transitory computer-readable medium storing program, computer system, and control device
12/04/14 - 20140355448 - An OpenFlow network includes multiple controllers. Each controller includes a load control table and a load control unit. The load control table controls at least one of the number of messages which each of switches in the OpenFlow network has transmitted to a controller controlling the switch over a predetermined...

Noc system and input switching device
12/04/14 - 20140355449 - An input switching device is provided between a plurality of functional blocks (NoC routers or IP) connected to a specific router among a plurality of NoC routers of a NoC system and the specific router. The specific router includes a plurality of first buffers that temporarily store flits from the...

Backward congestion notification
11/27/14 - 20140347997 - In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a network interface system having at least one input port configured for receiving frames and a logic system comprising at least one logic device. The logic system may be configured to perform the following functions: determining a source address and a destination address of...

Ensuring predictable and quantifiable networking performance
11/27/14 - 20140347998 - The ensuring of predictable and quantifiable networking performance. Embodiments of the invention combine a congestion free network core with a hypervisor based (i.e., edge-based) throttling design to help insure quantitative and invariable subscription bandwidth rates. A lightweight shim layer in a hypervisor can adaptively throttle the rate of VM-to-VM traffic...

Automatically adjusting bandwidth allocated between different zones in proportion to summation of individual bandwidth caps of users in each of the zones where a first-level zone includes second-level zones not entitled to any guaranteed bandwidth rate
11/27/14 - 20140347999 - A bandwidth management system includes a plurality of queues respectively corresponding to a plurality of zones. An enqueuing module receives network traffic from one or more incoming network interfaces, determines a belonging zone to which the network traffic belongs, and enqueues the network traffic on a queue corresponding to the...

Network system, method of controlling network system, and node device
11/27/14 - 20140348000 - A network system includes: a plurality of node devices including a first node device and a second node device; and a verification node device that has a higher processing capacity than the plurality of node devices. The verification node device transmits a first packet including an identifier indicating the verification...

Communication terminal apparatus and method of performing communication by using plurality of network interfaces mounted on the communication terminal apparatus
11/27/14 - 20140348001 - Provided is a method of performing communication by using a plurality of network interfaces mounted on a communication terminal apparatus. The method includes allocating different Internet protocol (IP) addresses corresponding to the plurality of network interfaces to a plurality of applications of the communication terminal apparatus, relaying data transmitted or...

Device triggering and apn-based congestion control
11/20/14 - 20140341041 - The present invention relates to device triggering in case of a congestion control. A triggering server transmits a device trigger request to a terminal over a communication network including a serving network node. The network node evaluates whether the connection can be established from the terminal to the server, including...

Symmetrical latency with tdm circuit emulated service
11/13/14 - 20140334311 - A method and system are provided for allowing time-alignment of teleprotection measurements of power signals. Teleprotection observations are communicated between teleprotection ends through a packet switched network. At each end of a teleprotection segment, a teleprotection device communicates with the network through a router providing CES and located at the...

Controlling data offload in response to feedback information
11/06/14 - 20140328182 - A first wireless access network node receives feedback information from a second wireless access network node that performs data offload for the first wireless access node. The feedback information relates to one or more of a radio resource usage, a buffer condition, a hardware resource usage or a link quality....