Multipath TCP for User Cooperation in Wireless Networks

  • Dizhi Zhou
  • Wei Song

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Dizhi Zhou, Wei Song
    Pages 1-8
  3. Dizhi Zhou, Wei Song
    Pages 9-25
  4. Dizhi Zhou, Wei Song
    Pages 27-31
  5. Dizhi Zhou, Wei Song
    Pages 33-46
  6. Dizhi Zhou, Wei Song
    Pages 47-55
  7. Dizhi Zhou, Wei Song
    Pages 57-68
  8. Dizhi Zhou, Wei Song
    Pages 69-83
  9. Dizhi Zhou, Wei Song
    Pages 85-88

About this book


This brief presents several enhancement modules to Multipath Transmission Control Protocol (MPTCP) in order to support stable and efficient multipath transmission with user cooperation in the Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. The text explains how these enhancements provide a stable aggregate throughput to the upper-layer applications; guarantee a steady goodput, which is the real application-layer perceived throughput; and ensure that the local traffic of the relays is not adversely affected when the relays are forwarding data for the destination. The performance of the proposed solutions is extensively evaluated using various scenarios. The simulation results demonstrate that the proposed modules can achieve a stable aggregate throughput and significantly improve the goodput by 1.5 times on average. The brief also shows that these extensions can well respect the local traffic of the relays and motivate the relay users to provide the relaying service.


Congestion control Goodput LTE Multipath TCP Transmission control protocol User cooperation Wireless networks

Authors and affiliations

  • Dizhi Zhou
    • 1
  • Wei Song
    • 2
  1. 1.Alcatel-Lucent Inc.OttawaCanada
  2. 2.Faculty of Computer ScienceUniversity of New BrunswickFrederictonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-11700-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-11701-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5768
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5776
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