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Network Working Group                                    H. Inamura, Ed.
Request for Comments: 3481                              NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
BCP: 71                                               G. Montenegro, Ed.
Category: Best Current Practice            Sun Microsystems Laboratories
                                                                  Europe
                                                               R. Ludwig
                                                       Ericsson Research
                                                               A. Gurtov
                                                                  Sonera
                                                             F. Khafizov
                                                         Nortel Networks
                                                           February 2003


   TCP over Second (2.5G) and Third (3G) Generation Wireless Networks

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the
   Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
   improvements.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2003).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document describes a profile for optimizing TCP to adapt so that
   it handles paths including second (2.5G) and third (3G) generation
   wireless networks.  It describes the relevant characteristics of 2.5G
   and 3G networks, and specific features of example deployments of such
   networks.  It then recommends TCP algorithm choices for nodes known
   to be starting or ending on such paths, and it also discusses open
   issues.  The configuration options recommended in this document are
   commonly found in modern TCP stacks, and are widely available
   standards-track mechanisms that the community considers safe for use
   on the general Internet.













Inamura, et al.          Best Current Practice


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