BCP 71

RFC 3481

TCP over Second (2.5G) and Third (3G) Generation Wireless Networks, February 2003

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H. Inamura, Ed.
G. Montenegro, Ed.
R. Ludwig
A. Gurtov
F. Khafizov
pilc (tsv)

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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. This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.

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