Deterministic Networking Use Cases

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (detnet WG)
Authors Ethan Grossman  , Craig Gunther  , Pascal Thubert  , Patrick Wetterwald  , Jean Raymond  , Jouni Korhonen  , Yu Kaneko  , Subir Das  , Yiyong Zha 
Last updated 2015-11-27 (latest revision 2015-11-09)
Replaced by RFC 8578
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This draft documents requirements in several diverse industries to establish multi-hop paths for characterized flows with deterministic properties. In this context deterministic implies that streams can be established which provide guaranteed bandwidth and latency which can be established from either a Layer 2 or Layer 3 (IP) interface, and which can co-exist on an IP network with best-effort traffic. Additional requirements include optional redundant paths, very high reliability paths, time synchronization, and clock distribution. Industries considered include wireless for industrial applications, professional audio, electrical utilities, building automation systems, radio/mobile access networks, automotive, and gaming. For each case, this document will identify the application, identify representative solutions used today, and what new uses an IETF DetNet solution may enable.


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Craig Gunther (
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Jouni Korhonen (
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Yiyong Zha (

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