Congestion control for future mobile networks

Simone Mangiante, Marco Dias Silva, Michael Schapira, Brighten Godfrey, Amit Navon, Weiguang Wang, Kevin Smith, Itzcak Pechtalt

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The complexity and volatility of emerging mobile networks, which are intended to support extremely demanding applications such as high-resolution live video and AR/VR, pose immense challenges for congestion control. We present MORC, a novel rate-control protocol for mobile networks. MORC builds on the PCC protocol design framework to strike a balance between low latency and high throughput. Lab trials and early field tests show that MORC outperforms traditional TCP congestion control and the recent BBR protocol, achieving faster file download times, higher resiliency to network changes, better bandwidth utilization, and improved quality of experience for video clients. We discuss deployment scenarios and future research.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationCHANTS 2018 - Proceedings of the 13th Workshop on Challenged Networks, Co-located with MobiCom 2018
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359269
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2018
Event13th ACM MobiCom Workshop on Challenged Networks, CHANTS 2018, Co-located with MobiCom 2018 - New Delhi, India
Duration: 29 Oct 2018 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, MOBICOM


Conference13th ACM MobiCom Workshop on Challenged Networks, CHANTS 2018, Co-located with MobiCom 2018
CityNew Delhi
Period29/10/18 → …

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  • Cellular network
  • Congestion control
  • Transport protocol
  • Video


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