Performance improvement of SCTP communication using selective bicasting on lossy multihoming environment

Koki Okamoto, Nariyoshi Yamai, Kiyohiko Okayama, Keita Kawano, Motonori Nakamura, Tokumi Yokohira

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In recent years, with proliferation of smart phones and tablet PCs, speedup of wireless LAN communication is required for dealing with increase of traffic in wireless networks. However, transmission speed through a wireless network often slows down in comparison with that through a wired network since packets of wireless networks frequently drop due to the influence of surrounding environment such as electromagnetic noise. In this paper, we propose a method to mitigate the impacts caused by packet loss by virtue of SCTP bicasting in lossy multihoming environment with two or more wireless networks. This method bicasts not all packets but only important packets concerning retransmission for efficiency since bicasting all packets would cause congestion. We also implemented a prototype system based on the proposed method. According to the result of performance evaluation experiment, we confirmed the effectiveness of the proposed method by the fact that the prototype system performed faster transmission than normal SCTP transmission even in high packet loss rate environment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6899260
Pages (from-to)551-557
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference
Publication statusPublished - Sept 15 2014
Event38th Annual IEEE Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2014 - Vasteras, Sweden
Duration: Jul 21 2014Jul 25 2014


  • multihoming
  • packet loss
  • SCTP
  • wireless LAN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications


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