In the routing of data traffic to a common destination egress queue from a plurality of customer subscribers each contracting for respective allocations of bandwidth of data flow, a technique and system for fairly sharing any underutilized excess bandwidth and for data dropping amongst over-subscribers, while guaranteeing each subscriber its contracted-for bandwidth, and further enabling billing over-subscribers for their share of received excess bandwidth—all while maintaining the granularity of the contracted traffic flow.
2004/0136,370 System and method for per flow guaranteed throughput, multiple TCP flow bandwidth provisioning, and elimination of packet drops for transmission control protocol (TCP) and TCP-friendly protocols
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August 21, 2012
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December 15, 2005
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US Patent Application No: 2005/0276,219
Routing of data packet traffic to a common destination egress queue from a plurality of subscribers each contracting for respective bandwidth of data flow, a method of and apparatus for fairly sharing excess bandwidth and packet dropping amongst the subscribers and with the granularity of contracted traffic flow
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