The KING project defines a scalable, secure, highly resilient inter-domain QoS architecture able to deliver end-to-end guaranteed QoS on demand.
In particular Mobis has been involved in the design, implementation, testing and validation of the inter-domain resource reservation signalling protocol that supports QoS aggregation and its integration with the intra-domain border-to-border budget allocation concept developed in KING.
The various aspects of QoS provisioning have been long studied and a number of architectures such as IntServ, DiffServ, BGRP and many others have been proposed. Also QoS signalling is a current research topic within the IETF NSIS working group. The KING QoS architecture encompasses mechanisms and features of the existing technologies and enhances and integrates them to fulfil the critical aspects of resilience, flexibility and scalability.
- Siemens AG, today Siemens Nokia Networks (initiator of this project)
- Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Institute for Communication Systems, Munich (ESK)
- Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Institute for Open Communication systems, Berlin (FOKUS)
- University of Essen, Institut for Experimental Mathematics, Computer Networking Technology Group (TdR)
- University of Karlsruhe, Institute for Telematics (ITM)
- Technical University of Munich, Institute for Communication Networks (LKN)
- University of Stuttgart, Institute for Communication Networks and Computer Engineering
- University of Würzburg, Institut for Computer Science, Department of Distributed Systems