Multipath TCP

19 May

Iljitsch van Beijnum, Research Assistant (IMDEA Networks)

In-house Presentation


Multipath TCP
Normal TCP/IP operation is for the routing system to select a best path that remains stable for some time, and for TCP to adjust to the properties of this path to optimize throughput. A multipath TCP would be able to either use capacity on multiple paths, or dynamically find the best performing path, and therefore reach higher throughput. By adapting to the properties of several paths through the usual congestion control algorithms, a multipath TCP shifts its traffic to less congested paths, leaving more capacity available for traffic that can’t move to another path on more congested paths. And when a path fails, this can be detected and worked around by TCP much more quickly than by waiting for the routing system to repair the failure.

The seminar will be conducted in English


  • Location: IMDEA Networks Meeting Room, Avda. Del Mar Mediterraneo, 22, 28918 Leganes – Madrid

  • Organization: NETCOM Research Group (Telematics Department, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain); IMDEA Networks (Madrid, Spain)
  • Time: 10:00am
  • Add to Calendar: iCalendar Outlook Google