GQoS Boosts Bandwidth (and more) in a DVB-S2 Environment

Group Quality of Service (GQoS), iDirect’s award-winning bandwidth allocation algorithm, offers many opportunities to greatly improve performance. With GQoS, network operators will realize a significant increase in bandwidth management capabilities when prioritizing traffic for customers in a shared network environment.

This results in additional flexibility with traffic configuration and prioritization, more savings over conventional QoS, and improved customer satisfaction.

GQoS also provides a comprehensive set of powerful, state-of-the-art features that bring new dimensions and options for traffic prioritization, which can span multiple applications, remotes, and sub-networks. When combining GQoS with DVB-S2/ACM, network operators can increase DVB-S2 efficiency gains by synthesizing several small networks into a single, larger carrier. In addition, it allows the network operator to maintain distinct QoS settings and traffic prioritization by remotes, bandwidth groups, and applications. Available bandwidth can be subdivided among customers or service providers. And if a group’s configured capacity is oversubscribed, another group’s bandwidth can be used, if available.

By integrating DVB-S2/ACM with GQoS, iDirect provides maximum efficiency, flexibility, and allocation fairness for service providers—resulting in more service options for customers; an important factor in geographic areas prone to adverse weather conditions. Service providers are able to establish extended information rate (EIR) options that maintain a fixed committed information rate (CIR) during rain fade, giving customers the choice of more service level guarantees at different price points. What’s more, service providers can create a wider selection of offerings based on their DVB-S2/ACM service that ultimately translates into an increased revenue opportunity and a unique competitive advantage.

The opportunity for service providers to differentiate their offerings and increase revenue is only possible through tight integration of DVB-S2/ACM and GQoS; and cannot be achieved with an external QoS device.

Learn more about how GQoS can make substantial improvements in a DVB-S2 environment by reading the technology brief:

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