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Including Signaling Between Network Elements

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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....

Distributed network test system
10/30/14 - 20140321285 - There are disclosed a system, a test head and a method for testing a device under test. Two or more test heads may be mated directly with respective connectors on the device under test. Each test head may include a traffic generator including a stateless packet builder to generate stateless...

Method and apparatus for dynamic adjustment of uplink transmission time
10/30/14 - 20140321286 - Systems and methods for dynamically adjusting the transmission time interval (TTI) for a communications system are presented. The described aspects provide for dynamically adjusting the TTI in a communication session between a base station or nodeB and a wireless device or user equipment between a shorter TTI, which can provide...

Method for delivering emergency traffic in software defined networking networks and apparatus for performing the same
10/23/14 - 20140313898 - Disclosed are a method for delivering emergency traffic in a SDN based network and an apparatus performing the same. A method for delivering emergency traffic, performed in a controller, may comprise generating an emergency code for delivering the emergency traffic when an emergency state corresponding to a predefined type occurs;...

System and method of automatically configuring i-sids in gmpls controlled ethernet provider backbone bridged networks
10/23/14 - 20140313899 - A system and method of automatically configuring a Service Instance Identifier (I-SID) in a Generalized Multiprotocol Label Switching (GMPLS) controlled network. The method begins by identifying a specific I-SID for a specific service in the GMPLS controlled network. Next, the identified I-SID is automatically configured within a Backbone Edge Bridge...

Signaling message prioritization
10/23/14 - 20140313900 - Methods, system, and articles are described herein for receiving and prioritizing a plurality of signaling messages based at least on classifications of the signaling messages. At least a number of the signaling messages are processed in order of priority, the number processed being based at least on a volume of...

Wireless access point assignment
10/23/14 - 20140313901 - Embodiments disclosed herein relate to wireless access point assignment. In one embodiment, a client device is assigned to a wireless access point. For example, the client device may be assigned to the wireless access point based on network traffic associated with the client device. The client device may be assigned...

Flow control credits for priority in lossless ethernet
10/16/14 - 20140307555 - In one embodiment, a system includes an initiator port adapted to receive a traffic flow having a plurality of packets and a hardware processor and logic integrated with and/or executable by the processor, the logic being adapted to classify the traffic flow into a traffic class based on at least...

System and method for a control plane reference model framework
10/16/14 - 20140307556 - Embodiments are provided for implementing control plane functionality to configure a data plane at a plurality of network nodes. A software defined topology (SDT) component is configured to determine a data plane logical topology indicating a plurality of selected nodes and a logical architecture connecting the selected nodes. The data...

Multicast to unicast conversion technique
10/16/14 - 20140307557 - A technique allows stations to utilize an equal share of resources (e.g., airtime or throughput). This prevents slow stations from consuming too many resources (e.g., using up too much air time). Fairness is ensured by selective dropping after a multicast packet is converted to unicast. This prevents slow stations from...

Systems and methods for generating and decoding short control frames in wireless communications
10/09/14 - 20140301208 - Systems, methods, and devices for communicating short control frames are described herein. In some aspects, a method of wireless communication includes generating a control frame comprising a contention free end (CF-end) frame, the CF-end frame comprising a physical layer preamble having a type field, the type field including an indicator...

Method of controlling congestion for contention access network
10/09/14 - 20140301209 - A method of controlling congestion in a communications network comprising a plurality of terminals, comprises the steps of: receiving a message or a message fragment at a given instant; evaluating the number of terminals currently sending; defining a congestion window, of duration ΔTf configured so as to be proportional to...

Qoe optimization in wireless networks
10/02/14 - 20140293795 - A load balancing method in a WLAN having access points (20, 21, 22) each providing service to terminals (10, 11, 12) which are within range of the access points and associated with the access points, the method comprising identifying (S10, S12) overloaded access points, unsatisfied terminals and under-loaded access points;...

Method and apparatus for controlling congestion in wireless communication system
10/02/14 - 20140293796 - A method and an apparatus for controlling congestion by an Evolved Node B (ENB) in a wireless communication system are provided. The method includes receiving a message including congestion notification required indication from a core network node of the wireless communication system, determining whether a congestion notification on the packet...

Computer system, communications control device, and control method for computer system
10/02/14 - 20140293797 - In a case where data is output, a transmission node number stored by a transmission node number storing unit is updated. As a result of comparison between a transmission node number included in data input by an input unit and the transmission node number stored by the transmission node number...

Node, communication method, and communication system
09/25/14 - 20140286171 - A node in an ad-hoc network includes a memory unit storing a concatenated counter value including an erasure counter value and a transmission counter value for the node; and a processor configured to: add one to the transmission counter value, when the node transmits data to another node in the...

Network-based service for the repair of ip multicast sessions
09/25/14 - 20140286172 - A system and method are disclosed for the repair of IP multicast sessions. A repair server polls multiple transmit servers to accumulate as many of the packets missing from the multicast session as possible. A network includes a source of multicast packets in a multicast session and a plurality of...

Network per-flow rate limiting
09/18/14 - 20140269319 - A method of monitoring data flow in a network is provided. The method includes: configuring a data flow including a plurality of data packets by a switch controller, the switch controller configured to control routing through the switch and switch configuration, wherein configuring includes storing an indication of a flow...

Scalable flow and cogestion control with openflow
09/18/14 - 20140269320 - A method of performing congestion management in a network is provided. The method includes monitoring a congestion status at a switch in the network. It is determined at the switch that the congestion status indicates that there is congestion at the switch. Based on the congestion being related to data...

Quantized congestion notification in a virtual networking system
09/18/14 - 20140269321 - Embodiments of the invention provide a method for quantized congestion notification in a virtual networking system comprising multiple virtual networks (VNs). Each VN comprises at least one virtual machine (VM) configured to generate one or more packet flows. Each packet of each packet flow is tagged with a congestion notification...

Cooperative radio access network with centralized base station baseband unit (bbu) processing pool
09/18/14 - 20140269322 - Embodiments of an enhanced Node B (eNB) configured for use in a cooperative radio access networks (C-RAN) and method for central baseband unit (BBU) processing are generally described herein. In some embodiments, the eNB may include a baseband unit (BBU) processing pool comprising a plurality of processing units. The BBU...

Facilitating network flows
09/11/14 - 20140254385 - In further embodiments, a system includes a switch that processes data for a first data link layer access network. The switch includes circuitry that identifies whether a received packet originated from a source device that shares the same network layer access layer as the switch. If the source device shares...

Method and system for resource coherency and analysis in a network
09/11/14 - 20140254386 - Systems, methods, and computer programs are presented for managing network traffic. A network switch includes a switch fabric and a resource coherency and analytics engine (RCAE) coupled to the switch fabric. The RCAE includes one or more virtualizable resource groups (VRGs) for managing network traffic flow across a plurality of...