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6QM project overview
Posted by: istadmin on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 05:16 PM
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The project goal is the research, development and integration of the different pieces needed for the correct measurement of the Quality of Service in IPv6 networks. In order to achieve this goal, a measurement device will be developed. This device will insert precise timestamp information when IPv6 packets are captured. A measurement server will be also developed. This server will collect the packets that had been time-stamped by the measurement device and provide usage data and QoS metrics (delay, loss, jitter and so on). All the developed components will be integrated, locally tested.

Given the fact that the time frame of 6QM project, and the coincidence with two pan European native IPv6 networks (Euro6IX and 6NET), they will be used as major test-beds to validate the 6QM project, in a pragmatic way.

The liaison and the cooperation between 6QM and these projects will lead to study the impact of the characteristics of these networks on the design of measurement tools (probes) and on the specification of the measures (metrics, collection techniques, processing methods, ).

As part of the expected result from 6QM project, a knowledge base and a set of guidelines will be created, that could be exploited by operators and ISPs to meet the client demand in IPv6 advanced services with guaranteed and differentiated QoS.

Extensive dissemination and Linkage with other related Foras and Projects will be carried out, and will permit to progress in the standardization, in order to solve some remaining R&D issues and publicize of the project results.

These operational results could be also helpful to give an answer to the market expectations concerning the development of the New Generation Internet based on IPv6 technology with a strong constraint on QoS.
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