Bandwidth Tradeoff between TCP and Link–Level FEC

  • Chadi Barakat
  • Eitan Altman
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2094)


FEC is widely used to improve the quality of noisy transmission media as wireless links. This improvement is of importance for a transport protocol as TCP which uses the loss of packets as an indication of networkcongestion. FEC shields TCP from losses not caused by congestion but it consumes some bandwidth that could be used by TCP. We study in this paper the tradeoff between the bandwidth consumed by FEC and that gained by TCP.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chadi Barakat
  • Eitan Altman
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  1. 1.INRIASophia AntipolisFrance

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