Network-Assisted MPTCP: Use Cases, Deployment Scenarios and Operational Considerations

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Authors Mohamed Boucadair  , Christian Jacquenet  , Olivier Bonaventure  , Wim Henderickx  , Robert Skog 
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Network-Assisted MPTCP deployment models are designed to facilitate the adoption of MPTCP for the establishment of multi-path communications without making any assumption about the support of MPTCP by the communicating peers. MPTCP Conversion Points (MCPs) located in the network are responsible for establishing multi-path communications on behalf of endpoints, thereby taking advantage of MPTCP capabilities to achieve different goals that include (but are not limited to) optimization of resource usage (e.g., bandwidth aggregation), of resiliency (e.g., primary/backup communication paths), and traffic offload management. This document describes Network-Assisted MPTCP uses cases, deployment scenarios, and operational considerations.


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