Improving real-time capability of TCP for multimedia streaming using time-controlled window algorithm

K.M. Ho, Kwok Tung Lo

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TCP is not suitable for real-time application in nature as it provides reliability over timeliness. The incoming data will first be hold in the TCP buffer and sent accordingly until acknowledgement received or timeout occurred, resulting in possibly the transmitted data being obsolete at the receiver. In this paper, a time-controlled window (TCW) algorithm is proposed to improve the real-time capability of TCP. Computer simulations using Network Simulator 2 (NS2) demonstrate the efficacy of the proposed algorithm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-51
Number of pages5
JournalWSEAS Transactions on Circuits and Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • TCP
  • Multimedia Streaming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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